Failing Food Report – July 2020

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, July 2020

This report lists food that has failed under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS).

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Risk food tests

We target and monitor food that poses a high or medium risk to public health. We refer 100% of risk food imports until we establish a history of compliance.

Table 1 lists non-compliant food we’ve detected.

Non-compliant food can’t be distributed for sale in Australia. We supervise the importer destroying or re-exporting it.

Table 1 Risk food test results

Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Reason for fail Result/s Units Reference
8/07/2020 Cooked crawfish tail China Guolian Yiyang Food Co Ltd Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CRU 03/2019
8/07/2020 Cooked crawfish tail China Guolian Yiyang Food Co Ltd Standard plate count 400 000, 260 000, 290 000, 290 000, 400 000 cfu/g CRU 03/2019
8/07/2020 Sheep milk cured cheese Portugal Lacticinios Do Paiva Sa Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CHE 07/2018
10/07/2020 Salted anchovies Philippines P.O.P Export Trading Histamine 350 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
15/07/2020 Keeramin (dried fish) Sri Lanka St Anne’s Enterprises (Sri Lanka) Histamine 470 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
16/7/2020 Roasted bhujia (roasted peanuts) India Jay Keshav Exports Pty Ltd Aflatoxin 0.052 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
17/07/2020 Smoked salmon Poland BG Production Sp Zoo Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g FSH 07/2018
17/7/2020 Tapioca chips India Nilamel Exports Hydrocyanic acid 22 mg/kg CAS 09/2016
17/7/2020 Tapioca chips India Nilamel Exports Hydrocyanic acid 16 mg/kg CAS 09/2016
15/7/2020 Frozen mussel meat Chile Blue Shell S.A E. coli <2, 33, 5, <2, <2 MPN/g MOL 04/2017
22/7/2020 Keeramin (dried fish) Sri Lanka St Anne’s Enterprises (Sri Lanka) Histamine 360 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
22/7/2020 Frozen salted mackerel Thailand Tanaya International Co Ltd Histamine 440 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
30/7/2020 Peanut butter China Shandong Runzhengfen Food Co.Ltd Aflatoxin 0.021 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
30/7/2020 Kashmiri chilli powder India Synthite Industries Ltd Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
30/7/2020 Tapioca chips India Bakemill Foods Intl Hydrocyanic Acid 15 mg/kg CAS 09/2016
30/7/2020 Tapioca chips India Bakemill Foods Intl Hydrocyanic Acid 21 mg/kg CAS 09/2016

Surveillance food tests

We randomly refer 5% of surveillance food imports. We test for compliance to certain standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and to verify safety.

Table 2 lists non-compliant food we’ve detected. We will test future consignments of this food at an increased rate of testing. We do this until the overseas producer reaches a history of compliance. To achieve this, we apply a holding order to the non-compliant food from the particular overseas producer. This legal instrument flags the food for increased testing.

‘HO match’ indicates the fail was against an existing holding order. See a list of published holding orders.

Table 2 Surveillance food test results

Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Test applied Reason for fail Result/s Units Reference Holding order number
1/7/2020 Door dal (peas) India Batra Enterprises Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.013 Exceeds permitted MRL mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16117
1/7/2020 Moong dhuli (lentils) India Batra Enterprises Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.121 Exceeds permitted MRL mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16116
1/7/2020 Frozen vegetable tindora India Parayil Food Products Fruit and vegetable residue screen Acephate 0.174 Not permitted in this food mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16084
1/7/2020 Frozen vegetable tindora India Parayil Food Products Fruit and vegetable residue screen Monocrotophos 0.21 Not permitted in this food mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16084
2/7/2020 Betel nut India Jay Keshav Exports Pvt Ltd Composition Areca catechu  (Betel nut) Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16079
6/7/2020 Cocoa powder Japan Ajigen Co.Ltd Composition Calcium, Calcium Carbonate, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Niacin, Vitamin B1, A,  B2, D Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16078
6/7/2020 Cocoa powder Japan Morinaga Co Ltd (Japan) Composition Calcium, Calcium Carbonate, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Niacin, Vitamin B1, A, B2, D Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16120
8/7/2020 Gluten free corn flakes Italy Dr Schar Ag/Spa Composition Pantothenic Acid, Biotin and Vitamin B12 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16081
8/7/2020 Roasted split betel nut Thailand Mae Khem.,Ltd Composition Areca catechu (Betel nut) Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16083
8/7/2020 Pickled plum (Shiso Zuke Ume) Japan Nagayama Foods Factory Co Ltd Composition Vitamin B1 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 HO match 15828
9/7/2020 Blackberry juice concentrate organic Germany Dohler Neuenkirche N Gmbh Fruit and vegetable residue screen Paclobutrazol 0.017 Exceeds permitted MRL mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16088
10/7/2020 Blackeye beans United States of America Kirsten Company Llc Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.12 Exceeds permitted MRL mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match 15688
10/7/2020 Coconut candy China Baoding City Jiakang Food Co., Ltd Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16089
10/7/2020 Canned yellow peach China Baoding City Jiakang Food Co., Ltd Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16092
10/7/2020 Canned coconut China Baoding City Jiakang Food Co., Ltd Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16092
10/7/2020 Calorie bar Korea Republic of Haitai Pacific Corp Composition Vitamin C & B5 (Pantothenic acid) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16094
13/7/2020 Betel nut Papua New Guinea Magdaline Maino Composition Areca catechu  (Betel nut) Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 HO match 15927
17/7/2020 Candy Taiwan Gelking Laboratories Inc Composition Food colour additive 165 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16124
21/7/2020 Formulated supplementary sports drink United States of America Simpson Laboratories Composition Methylliberine – Unapproved Novel Food Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.5.1 16135
23/7/2020 Fermented bean curd China Guiyang Nanming Laoganma Special Flavour Foodstuffs Co Ltd Bacillus cereus Bacillus cereus 6200, 5900, 5700, >15000, >15000 cfu/g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) 16138
24/7/2020 Herb, mint Belgium Dujardin Foods Fruit and vegetable residue screen Cyhalothrin 0.02 Not permitted in this food mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16149

* Risk food product that failed because of product composition. Does not require a holding order.

Last reviewed: 4 September 2020
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