Failing Food Report – July 2019

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Department of Agriculture, July 2019​

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 annual Imported Food Inspection Data reports.

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

The Department of Agriculture (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.

The following table details where noncompliant food was detected.

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. 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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameReason for failResult/sUnitsReference
4/07/2019Pasteurised cooked crab meatVietnamPhillips Seafood (Vietnam) Co LtdStandard plate count<100, 3 500, <100,
1 600 000, ~100
cfu/gCRU 03/2019
4/07/2019Pata de mulo cheeseSpainFco Javier Barrera Alvarez Lacteos Siete Lobas Crta ArdonListeria monocytogenes<100, <100, 100, 300, 500cfu/gCHE 07/2018
18/07/2019Crushed chilliTurkeyNarin Bys Dis TicaretSalmonellaDetected/125gSPI 06/2019
25/07/2019Gialloblu erborinato cheeseItalyMantegazza FormaggiListeria monocytogenesDetected/125gCHE 07/2018
29/07/2019Frozen raw whole white clam shellsVietnamNgoc Ha Co Ltd Food Processing And TradingE. coli<2.3, <2.3, 15, <2.3, <2.3MPN/gMOL 04/2017
27/07/2019Frozen scallopsJapanJyojirushi Douwasyokuhin Co LtdListeria monocytogenesND, ND, ND, ND, Detected/125gMOL 04/2017

Chemical/Contaminant/Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameReason for failResult/sUnitsReference
2/07/2019Dried fish tuyo in olive oilPhilippinesZaragoza Foods CorpHistamine370mg/kgHIS 12/2016
3/07/2019Tapioca chipsIndiaGowri Exports & ImportsHydrocyanic acid12mg/kgCAS 09/2016
8/07/2019Cassava chipsIndonesiaArira Pangindo (Bogor, Indonesia)Hydrocyanic acid11mg/kgCAS 09/2016
9/07/2019Roasted peanutsChinaQingdao Zest Foods Co LtdAflatoxin0.044mg/kgNUT 11/208
9/07/2019Spiced fried peanutsIndiaHaldriram Bhujiawalal Pty Ltd (India)Aflatoxin0.076mg/kgNUT 11/208
5/07/2019Ground dried fishTaiwanKuang Ta Hsiang Foodstuffs Co Ltd (Taiwan)Histamine290mg/kgHIS 12/2016
9/07/2019Tapioca chipsIndiaEconomic Food Soutions Pvt LtdHydrocyanic acid20mg/kgCAS 09/2016
25/07/2019Tapioca chipsIndiaKozhikodensHydrocyanic acid18mg/kgCAS 09/2016
25/07/2019Black sesame crispsChinaHuanglaowu Food Co LtdAflatoxin0.028mg/kgNUT 11/208
30/07/2019Pistachio nut kernel piecesChinaChk Trading Co LtdAflatoxin0.10mg/kgNUT 11/208
30/07/2019Fried peanutsChinaHenan Kaixinren Food Co.,LtdAflatoxin0.086mg/kgNUT 11/208

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 food and are therefore subject to change.

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

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.

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameTest applied Reason for failResult/sUnitsReference
2/07/2019Indian flat beansIndiaInnovative CuisineFruit and vegetable residue screenCypermethrin
Profenofos
0.58
0.1
mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
1/07/2019Dried longanChinaZhongshan Yuncheng Trading Co. Ltd.Fruit and vegetable residue screenCarbendazim0.06mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
3/07/2019Tea biscuitsSerbiaKoncern Bambi A.DCompositionVitamin A,
Phosphorus
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
4/07/2019ChipsPhilippinesLeslie CorporationCompositionVitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and Folic AcidNot permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
8/07/2019MangosteensThailandPtn Exotic Produce Co LtdFruit and vegetable residue screenChlorpyrifos0.3mg/kgFSC 1.4.2  
8/07/2019Fresh lycheesChinaZhangzhou Xinmingxing Trading Co LtdFruit and vegetable residue screenAzoxystrobin
Cyhalothrin
Difenoconazole
Thiabendazole   
0.16
0.060
0.088
2.2
mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
8/07/2019Wheat flourIndiaItc LimitedArsenicArsenic37mg/kgFSC 1.4.1
8/07/2019Fresh lycheesChinaZhangzhou Xinmingxing Trading Co LtdFruit and vegetable residue screenAzoxystrobin
Cyhalothrin
Difenoconazole
Thiabendazole   
0.22
0.070
0.095
1.9
mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
9/07/2019High gluten flourTaiwanYi-Feng Food Co., Ltd.CompositionVitamin CNot permitted in this food FSC 1.3.1
9/07/2019Split mung beansMyanmarAys Mfg Co LtdFruit and vegetable residue screen Cypermethrin
Chlorpyrifos
0.06
0.33
mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
11/01/2019Frozen chopped spinachIndiaInnovative CuisineFruit and vegetable residue screenChlorpyrifos0.03mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
10/07/2019Formulated supplementary foodIndiaPatanjali Ayurved LimitedCompositionMineral copper,
Vitamin B7
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
11/07/2019Smoked catfish pieces ThailandSpeed General Trading Co LtdSeafood antimicrobial testsEnrofloxacin0.0031mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
16/07/2019Pilchards in hot chilli sauceNamibiaUnited Fishing Enterprises (Pty) LtdCompositionIrradiated cayenne pepperNot a permitted treatment for this food FSC 1.5.3  
16/07/2019Hot mixed vegetable pickleSouth AfricaPacko (Verulam South Africa)CompositionIrradiated chilli,
irradiated mustard, irradiated tumeric
Not a permitted treatment for this food FSC 1.5.3  
16/07/2019Ground biscuitsSerbiaKoncern Bambi A.DCompositionVitamin C,
Phosphorus
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
23/07/2019BiscuitsSerbiaKoncern Bambi A.DCompositionVitamin C,
Phosphorus
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
16/07/2019Bitter gourdIndiaFinns Frozen Foods (India) LimitedFruit and vegetable residue screenDimethoate0.026mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
16/07/2019Indian beans (val papdi)IndiaFinns Frozen Foods (India) LimitedFruit and vegetable residue screenCypermethrin0.21mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
26/07/2019Frozen cut okraIndiaAerath Business CorporationFruit and vegetable residue screenAcephate0.087mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
26/07/2019Frozen dried longanThailandTanaya International Co LtdFruit and vegetable residue screenCarbendazim0.073mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
18/07/2019Dried tsaoko fruitChinaSuccess Day HongFruit and vegetable residue screenPhenylphenol0.16mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
18/07/2019Lou han guo (monk fruit)ChinaSuccess Day HongFruit and vegetable residue screenCyhalothrin
Procymidone
0.14
0.03
mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
29/07/2019Frozen dried longanThailandTanaya International Co LtdFruit and vegetable residue screenCarbendazim0.073mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
25/07/2019Dried longanChinaJiangmen Junying Food Co., LtdFruit and vegetable residue screenTebuconazole0.06mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
30/07/2019Pickled apricot katsuomeJapanYoneya (Japan)CompositionVitamin B1Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
30/07/2019Pickled apricot shiso umeJapanYoneya (Japan)CompositionVitamin B1Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
30/07/2019Pickled apricot hachimitsu umeJapanYoneya (Japan)CompositionVitamin B1Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
24/07/2019Maize meal (Braaipap)South AfricaIndian Ocean Export CompanyCompositionVitamin A, Vitamin B5,
Vitamin B12
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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