Failing Food Report – June 2018

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, June 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
8/06/2018Chilli powderSri LankaLanka Canneries Limited SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
14/06/2018Chilli powderIndiaNishant Export (India) SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
25/06/2018Cooked prawn cutletsVietnamMinh Phu - Hau Giang Seafood Corp Vibrio choleraeDetected/125g CRU 05/2014
7/06/2018Cooked prawnsThailandLee Heng Seafood Co Ltd (Establishment 1177)Standard plate count5000, 28000, <1000, ~31000000, 9000cfu/g CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
5/06/2018Spiced peanutsIndiaHaldiram Foods International Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.056mg/kg NUT 10/2016
7/06/2018Peanut candyIndiaVisnukumar (India)Aflatoxin0.026mg/kg NUT 10/2016
21/06/2018Dried shaved bonito fishJapanYamahide Foods Co LtdHistamine220mg/kg HIS 12/2016
25/06/2018Maldive fish chipsSri LankaConsolidated Business Systems LimitedHistamine590mg/kg HIS 12/2016
27/06/2018Frozen mackerel fishVietnamHop Tan Seafood CorpHistamine850mg/kg HIS 12/2016
29/06/2018Peanut based seasoningIndonesiaPt Rotary FoodAflatoxin0.046mg/kg NUT 10/2016
29/06/2018Peanut based seasoningIndonesiaPt Rotary FoodAflatoxin0.077mg/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
1/06/2018Preserved sliced papayaChinaGuangdong Zhongshan Guzhen Lihua Farming Byproduct FactoryLead0.21mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
4/06/2018Frozen red chilliVietnamMinh Anh International Co LtdDifenoconazole
Chlorpyrifos
0.083
0.015
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
4/06/2018Dried grapesIndiaHarihar Foods Pvt. Ltd. (India)Carbendazim1.7mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
7/06/2018Field beansBangladeshSabjiana LimitedCypermethrin0.062mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
28/06/2018Pan masalaIndiaDharampal Satyapal LtdBetel nutProhibited plant  FSC 1.4.4
28/06/2018Pan masalaIndiaPan Parag India LtdBetel nutProhibited plant  FSC 1.4.4
14/06/2018Soft drinkRepublic of KoreaNamyang Dairy Products Co LtdAdditive Gardenia Blue 165Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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