Failing Food Report – February 2018

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, April 2018

This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. For full data on activity and compliance under the Scheme refer to the six monthly Imported Food Inspection Data reports.

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Risk/Advisory food tests (targeted monitoring of food for compliance to safety standards)

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. Risk food is targeted at the rate of 100 per cent until a history of food safety compliance is established. When an emerging human health and safety hazard is identified in food, the department may temporarily increase monitoring and testing. This is referred to as advisory food.

The following table details where noncompliant food was detected. Advisory food is marked with an asterisk in the table.

The noncompliant food was not distributed for sale in Australia. It was destroyed by the importer or re-exported to the country of origin under department supervision. Future consignments continue to be targeted at 100 per cent until a history of compliance is established. More information on risk food and the tests applied under the IFIS can be found on the Tests applied to risk food webpages.

Microbiological / Allergen tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Allergen

Result/s

Units

Standard

1/02/2018

Tahini

Lebanon

Inland Foods

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SES 05/2014

8/02/2018

Tahini

Lebanon

Al Wadi Al Akhdar S.A.L.

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SES 05/2014

15/02/2018

Chilli powder

India

Visunkumar Traders Pvt
Ltd

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SPI 05/2014

15/02/2018

Chilli powder

India

Tru Value Overseas
Private Limited

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SPI 05/2014

27/02/2018

Frozen cooked
prawn rings

Vietnam

Minh Phu - Hau Giang
Seafood Corp

Standard plate
count

2100, 1000, 2500000, 290000,
1000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

26/02/2018

Cooked prawns

Vietnam

Seavina Joint Stock
Company

Standard plate
count

20000, 20000, 30000, 1200000,
30000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

27/02/2018

Kashmiri chilli
powder

India

Ramdev Food Products
Pty Ltd

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SPI 05/2014

27/02/2018

Frozen rock lobster
half

Brazil

Compex - Industria E
Comercio De Pesca E
Exportacao Ltda

Standard plate
count

380000, 160000, 93000, 54000,
230000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Allergen

Result/s

Units

Standard

5/02/2018

Dried sardinella fish

Sri Lanka

Foreconns Canneries (Beruwelaq Sri Lanka)

Histamine

350

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

5/02/2018

Dried spanish mackerel

Sri Lanka

Foreconns Canneries (Beruwelaq Sri Lanka)

Histamine

280

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

3/02/2018

Tuna fish

Iran

Narcol Co

Histamine

320

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

14/02/2018

Salted mackerel in soy bean oil

Vietnam

Viet Uc Import Export Company Ltd

Histamine

300

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

12/02/2018

Kelp

Republic of Korea

Daesang Corporation

Iodine

4200

mg/kg
dry weight

BSW 12/2016

19/02/2018

Dried herring in corn oil

Philippines

Mendoza Industries

Histamine

330

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

19/02/2018

Pickled mackerel in soya bean

Vietnam

Minh Tan Investment & Trade Co Ltd

Histamine

234

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

2/02/2018

Anchovy pieces

Chile

Kyc Seafoods Limitada

Histamine

2200

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

2/02/2018

Anchovy pieces

Chile

Kyc Seafoods Limitada

Histamine

1000

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

Random monitoring of food for compliance

The department operates a five per cent random surveillance scheme to monitor a range of food imported into Australia for compliance to some standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.  These tests are applied as part of a rolling program of surveillance on the Australian food supply.

The following table details where results were found to be noncompliant with food standards. Future consignments of this food are subject to an increased rate of testing until a history of compliance is achieved.

More information on surveillance food and the tests applied can be found on the Tests applied to surveillance food webpage.

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

1/02/2018

Boiled soya beans

Taiwan

Fu Hong Foods Enterprise Co Ltd

Bifenthrin

0.032

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

1/02/2018

Basmati rice

India

Kohinoor Foods Ltd

Buprofezin

0.024

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

8/02/2018

Dried red jujube slices

China

Zhanhua Kingman Food Co.Ltd

Carbendazim
Tebuconazole

0.061
0.17

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

8/02/2018

Dried red jujube slices

China

Zhanhua Kingman Food Co.Ltd

Carbendazim
Tebuconazole
Chlorothalonil
Difenconazole
Propiconazole

0.83
0.36
0.092
0.067
0.15

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

12/02/2018

Wheaten flour

Taiwan

Yi-Feng Food Co., Ltd.

Vitamin C

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

12/02/2018

High gluten flour

Taiwan

Yi-Feng Food Co., Ltd.

Vitamin C

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

12/02/2018

Formulated sports supplement

United States

Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals

Caffeine

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

12/02/2018

Red chilli

Thailand

O-Cha Food Pack Co., Ltd (Thailand)

Carbaryl

0.068

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

19/02/2018

Seedless mint plum

Taiwan

Shun Tai Food Co., Ltd

Lead

0.36

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

16/02/2018

Preserved bean curd

China

Pu Ning Dong Xing Food Co., Ltd

Bacillus cereus

2700, 2800, 800, 2000, 500

mg/kg

Imported Food Control Act 3(2)

22/02/2018

Cut okra

India

Adf Foods (India)

Chlorpyrifos

0.19

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

22/02/2018

Fresh navel oranges

Egypt

Agro Egypt For Agricultural Products

Cyhalothrin

0.04

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

20/02/2018

Red chilli

Vietnam

Tan Dong Trade Production Company Limited

Carbendazim
chlorpyrifos
Cyhalothrin
Difenoconazole
Metalaxyl
Profenofos
Propiconazole

0.64
0.04
0.01
0.20
0.11
0.33
0.16

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

20/02/2018

Jute leaves

Philippines

Kaelen Phils Inc

Profenofos

0.96

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

26/02/2018

Dragon fruit

Vietnam

Hoang Phat Fruit Company

Carbendazim

0.37

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

28/02/2018

Brindleberry fruit

Sri Lanka

Rabeena Food (Pvt) Ltd (Sri Lanka)

2-Phenylphenol

0.13

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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