Failing Food Report – July 2018

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, July 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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
16/07/2018Frozen cooked salted crabVietnamSaka Saka Company LimitedStandard plate count320000, 22000, 230000, 190000, 110000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
31/07/2018Ground capsicum powderJapanNishant Export (India) SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
31/07/2018Frozen cooked red prawn cutletsArgentinaPablo Ariel S.R.L.Standard plate count1700000, 1700000, 2200000, 380000, 1800000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
31/07/2018Frozen cooked red prawn cutletsArgentinaPablo Ariel S.R.L.Standard plate count3100000, 1900000, 640000, 440000, 3000000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
3/07/2018Black pepperVietnamDong Phuong Vinafood Trading Co. Ltd (Vietnam)SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014

Chemical/Contaminant/Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
16/07/2018Dried anchoviesMyanmarMyo Thein TradingHistamine1056mg/kg HIS 12/2016
16/07/2018Dried anchoviesMyanmarMyo Thein TradingHistamine1279mg/kg HIS 12/2016
16/07/2018Dried fish with peanutTaiwanTaiwan Syun Wei Lu Food Co LtdAflatoxin0.097mg/kg NUT 10/2016
19/07/2018Dried yellow fin tunaSri LankaD&R Exports Pvt LtdHistamine930mg/kg HIS 12/2016
4/07/2018Peanut snackIndiaHaldiram Foods International Pvt LtdAflaxotin0.018mg/kg NUT 10/2016

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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
2/07/2018Frozen water mushroomsChinaShanghai Xushun Foodstuff Co LtdPaclobutrazol0.078mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
3/07/2018Fresh lycheesVietnamDt-Pro Co.,LtdCarbendazim0.075mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
3/07/2018Wheat flourIndonesiaPt Ism Bogasari Flour MillsVitamin A
Vitamin D3
Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
9/07/2018MargarinePhilippinesSan Miguel Purefoods Company IncNiacin
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
9/07/2018Formulated caffeinated beverageThailandRed BullAdditive caffeineIn excess of levels permitted(contains 333mg/L)mg/kg FSC 2.6.4
16/07/2018Betel nutIndiaMoolchand Eatables Pvt LtdBetel nutProhibited plant  FSC 1.4.4
19/07/2018StrawberriesChinaBaoding City Just Foods Co. Ltd.Paclobutrazol0.03mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
20/07/2018Fresh lycheesChinaZhangzhou Dexing Development Co LtdThiabendazole0.032mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
20/07/2018Frozen blackberry pulpColombiaFrutisimaCarbendazim0.49mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
20/07/2018Fresh lycheesChinaZhangzhou Dexing Development Co LtdThiabendazole0.18mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
26/07/2018StrawberriesChinaLaiyang Shenzhouyiwei Foodstuff Co LtdProcymidone0.05mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
26/07/2018MangoesPakistanKashan EnterprisesIndoxacarbNot permitted in this foodmg/kg FSC 1.4.2
26/07/2018Spinach leavesIndiaVadilal Industries LimitedAcephate

E.coli

0.083

<10, <10, <10, 20, 40

mg/kg

cfu/g

FSC 1.4.2

Imported Food Control Act 3(2)

27/07/2018Preserved chilli bean curdTaiwanMaster Sauce Co.Ltd. (Taiwan) Bacillus cereus200, <100, 3700, 3200, 2900cfu/g Imported Food Control Act 3(2)
27/07/2018Hyacinth beanIndiaVadilal Industries LimitedProfenofos0.176mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
26/07/2018Chilli snackChinaYantai Xinhe Enterprise Food Co, LtdAdditive Vitamin ENot permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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