Failing Food Report – June 2020

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, June 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 noncompliant food we’ve detected.

Noncompliant 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
10/06/2020 Peanut brittle Pakistan Oasis Corporation Aflatoxin 0.028 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
8/06/2020 Frozen cooked peeled prawns Thailand Lee Heng Seafood Co Ltd (Establishment 1177) Standard plate count 1 000, 1 000 000, 71 000, 690 000, 190 000 cfu/g CRU 03/2019
11/06/2020 Maldive fish chips Sri Lanka Derana Marketing Services Pvt Ltd Histamine 580 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
11/06/2020 Smoked salmon Poland Bg Production Sp Zoo Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g FSH 07/2018
12/06/2020 Bonito flakes Japan Kaneshichi Co Ltd Histamine 519 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
16/06/2020 Cassava chips Indonesia Pt.Arira Pangindo Hydrocyanic acid 12 mg/kg CAS 09/2019
16/06/2020 Cassava chips Indonesia Pt.Arira Pangindo Hydrocyanic acid 15 mg/kg CAS 09/2019
12/06/2020 Seaweed China Fuzhou Hailin Food Co Ltd Iodine 2600 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
22/06/2020 Compostelle cheese France Agour Distrib Sarl 64640 F64259100cee (Helette France) Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CHE 07/2018
24/06/2020 Salted peanuts China Dongguan City Shaerge Food Co., Ltd Aflatoxin 0.25 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
22/06/2020 Frozen mussel meat Chile Blue Shell S.A. E. coli 17, 2, 5, <2, <2 MPN/g MOL 04/2017
25/06/2020 Maldive fish chips Sri Lanka Derana Marketing Services Pvt Ltd Histamine 300 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
29/06/2020 Peanut candy ball India Malabar Natural Foods Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.156 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
29/06/2020 Peanut candy bar India Malabar Natural Foods Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.019 mg/kg NUT 11/2018

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 noncompliant 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 noncompliant 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
3/06/2020 Canned yellow peaches Republic of Korea Sempio Food Company (Korea) Lead Lead 0.14 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1 15952
3/06/2020 Frozen sesbania flowers Vietnam Saka Saka Company Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.066 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15960
10/06/2020 Lemon soft drink Republic of Korea Kyungnampharm Co Ltd Composition Vitamin C, B2 and B6 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 15963
3/06/2020 Pickled turnip Lebanon Jean Raad for Industries and Trade Composition Additive E 127 (Erythrosine) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 15969
11/06/2020 Frozen small red chillies Vietnam Nam Hai Company Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Hexaconazole 0.051 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
12/06/2020 Urad dal (black lentils) Myanmar Ays Mfg Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.033 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15985
12/06/2020 Tomato sauce China Dongguanshi Yongyi Food Co Ltd Composition Additive E 127 (Erythrosine) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 15986
12/06/2020 Chinese spinach China Shanghai Xushun Foodstuff Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.08 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
12/06/2020 Chinese spinach China Shanghai Xushun Foodstuff Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.22 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
12/06/2020 Sliced lotus root China Fujian Ningde Yongjia Trade Co Ltd Composition Additive Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16015
12/06/2020 Cut lotus root China Fujian Ningde Yongjia Trade Co Ltd Composition Additive Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16015
24/06/2020 Fresh onion flowers China Guangzhou Linqi Trading Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Cyhalothrin 0.10 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16023
23/06/2020 Frozen grated small red chillies Vietnam Nam Hai Company Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Difenoconazole 0.09 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
15/06/2020 Fresh garlic roots China Jining New Silk Road Food Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.10 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16028
24/06/2020 Rice cake Japan Kyoshin Seika Composition Colour additives safflower yellow and gardenia blue Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16032
24/06/2020 Rice cake Japan Kyoshin Seika Composition Colour additive gardenia blue Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16032
26/06/2020 Preserved bean curd China Royi (Hk) Industrial Co Ltd Bacillus cereus Bacillus cereus 1 700, >15 000, 1 500, 1 000, 1 400 cfu/g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) 16037  
26/06/2020 Frozen shredded Chinese spinach China Shanghai Xushun Foodstuff Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen  Carbendazim 0.28 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
26/06/2020 Frozen shredded Chinese spinach China Shanghai Xushun Foodstuff Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen  Carbendazim 0.14 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
29/06/2020 Preserved chilli bean curd China Lihuajin Co., Limited Bacillus cereus Bacillus cereus <100, 200, 2 000, 9 500, 9 100 cfu/g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) 16048
19/06/2020 Hot and spicy tuna Philippines Century Pacific Group Composition Additive Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 n/a*
9/06/2020 Formulated supplementary sports food United States Dynamic Nutraceuticals Composition Dynamine Unapproved novel food n/a FSC 1.5.1 n/a*
26/06/2020 Grated coconut India Parayil Food Products Salmonella Salmonella Detected /250g FSC 1.6.1 16061
24/06/2020 Honey Turkey Balparmak Gida & Sekerleme Reducing Sugars Reducing sugars 58 % FSC 2.8.2 n/a*

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

Last reviewed: 28 August 2020
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