Failing Food Report – June 2019

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Department of Agriculture, June 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 six monthly 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

5/06/2019

Kashmiri chilli powder

India

Anna Aluminium Co Pvt Ltd

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SPI 06/2019

11/06/2019

Frozen cooked prawns

Vietnam

Camau Seafood Processing & Service Jointstock Corp

Standard plate count

700 000, 10 000, 6 000,
110 000, 140 000

cfu/g

CRU 03/2019

13/06/2019

Chocolate halawa

Saudi Arabia

Qoot Food

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SES 05/2014

17/06/2019

Frozen cooked vannamei prawns

Vietnam

Thalassa Seafoods (Vietnam)

Standard plate count

100 000, 110 000,
120 000, 340 000, 8 200

cfu/g

CRU 03/2019

14/06/2019

Marinara mix

Malaysia

Labuan Food Industries Sdn Bhd

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

MSM 11/2018

16/05/2019

Frozen cooked vannamei prawn meat

China

Zhejiang Ocean Family Co Ltd

Standard plate count

240 000, 360 000,
270 000, 240 000,
630 000

cfu/g

CRU 03/2019

27/06/2019

Tahini halawah

Syria

Al Asala Foodstuff Co

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SES 05/2014

25/06/2019

Kashmiri chilli powder

India

Patidar Exports Pvt Limited

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SPI 06/2019

Chemical/Contaminant/Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameReason for failResult/sUnitsReference

6/06/2019

Cassava chips

India

Economic Food Solutions Pvt Ltd

Hydrocyanic acid

11

mg/kg

CAS 09/2016

13/06/2019

Dried fish keeramin

Sri Lanka

D&R Exports Pvt Ltd

Histamine

700

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

17/06/2019

Kelp knots

China

Fuzhou Hailin Foods Co., Ltd

Iodine

3 400

mg/kg

BSW 12/2016

17/06/2019

Kelp sheets

China

Fuzhou Hailin Foods Co., Ltd

Iodine

4 600

mg/kg

BSW 12/2016

24/06/2019

Tapioca chips

India

Kozhikodens

Hydrocyanic acid

11

mg/kg

CAS 09/2016

24/06/2019

Nut crackers spicy coated fried peanuts

India

Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.023

mg/kg

NUT 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

5/06/2019

Mung dhal

Myanmar

Ays Mfg Co Ltd

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Chlorpyrifos

0.03

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

5/06/2019

Mung chilka split

Myanmar

Ays Mfg Co Ltd

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Chlorpyrifos

0.19

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

7/06/2019

Frozen seasoned flying fish roe

Japan

Daiei Foods Co Ltd (Japan)

Composition

Additive E127 (erythrosine)

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

6/06/2019

Confectionery

France

Geprocor

Composition

Patented blue v (E131)

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

3/06/2019

Dried seedless red dates

China

Zhongshan Best Honest Trading Co Ltd

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Propargite

0.07

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

 

 

11/06/2019

Fresh lychee

China

Zhangzhou Xinmingxing Trading Co Ltd

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Azoxystrobin
Difenoconazole
Dimethomorph
Indoxacarb

0.55
0.73
0.96
0.12

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

4/06/2019

Frozen dried longan

Thailand

Tanaya International Co Ltd

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Carbendazim

0.053

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

12/06/2019

Tea biscuits

Serbia

Koncern Bambi A.D

Composition

Vitamin C,
Phosphorus

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.2

11/06/2019

Fresh lychee

China

Zhangzhou Xinmingxing Trading Co Ltd

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Azoxystrobin
Chlorphrifos
Cypermethrin
Difenoconazole
Dimethomorph
Indoxacarb

1.2
0.33
0.43
0.84
0.73
0.068

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

13/06/2019

Green chilli

Vietnam

Thai Thuan Binh Co.Ltd

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Chlorpyrifos
Difenoconazole
Propiconazole
Tebuconazole 

0.2
0.23
0.16
0.095

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

13/06/2019

Red chilli

Vietnam

Thai Thuan Binh Co.Ltd

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Chlorpyrifos
Difenoconazole
Propiconazole
Tebuconazole
Metalaxyl 

0.1
0.22
0.17
0.15
0.14

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

17/06/2019

Masala curry powder

South Africa

Packo (Verulam South Africa)

Composition

Irradiated chilli,
Irradiated mustard

Not a permitted treatment for this food

 

FSC 1.5.3

19/06/2019

Fresh chilli

India

Vadilal Industries Limited

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Tebuconazole

0.07

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

25/06/2019

Frozen cowpeas

Fiji

Labasa Farm Fresh

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Acephate
Methamidophos

0.31
0.098

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

12/06/2019

Indian flat beans

India

Innovative Cuisine

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Carbendazim

0.05

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

26/06/2019

Wheaten flour

Taiwan

Yi-Feng Food Co., Ltd.

Composition

Vitamin C

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

28/06/2019

Cut hyacinth beans

India

Vadilal Industries Limited

Fruit and vegetable residue screen

Profenofos

0.09

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

31/05/2019

Pilchards in hot chilli sauce

South Africa

Lucky Star

Composition

Irradiated cayenne pepper

Not a permitted treatment for this food

 

FSC 1.5.3

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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