Failing Food Report – November 2019

​​​Publication details​

Department of Agriculture, November 2019​

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 test 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
5/11/2019 Caprotto cheese Italy Casa Madaio Srl (It 15/061ce) Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CHE 07/2018
1/11/2019 Frozen roasted eel China Jiangxi Donghai Food Co Lyd Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g FSH 07/2018
4/11/2019 Frozen whole cooked lobster Brazil J3 Industria E Comercio De Pescados Ltda Salmonella Detected /125g CRU 03/2019
20/11/2019 Taleggio DOP cheese Italy Carozzi Roberto & C.S.N.C I03/416cee (Lecco Italy) Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CHE 07/2018
22/11/2019 Ground red pepper Nigeria Oceanwaves Import and Export Ltd Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
28/11/2019 Frozen cooked vannamei prawns China Zhejiang Ocean Family Co Ltd Standard plate count 240 000, 110 000,
160 000, 450 000, 68 000
cfu/g CRU 03/2019
26/11/2019 Chilli powder (deggi mirch) India Mahashian Di Hatti Ltd (India) Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
1/11/2019 Seasoned seaweed Japan Kurakon Foods Corporation Iodine 3000 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
1/11/2019 Dried seaweed Japan Kurakon Foods Corporation Iodine 4000 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
7/11/2019 Spice coated fried peanuts India Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.033 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
14/11/2019 Peanut cake Malaysia Meng Choon Food Industries Sdn Bhd Aflatoxin 0.017 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
29/11/2019 Spice coated fried peanuts India Haldiram Foods International Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.027 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
29/11/2019 Seasoned seaweed Japan Kurakon Foods Corporation Iodine 3500 mg/kg BSW 12/2016

Surveillance food tests

We randomly test 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
1/11/2019 Sliced pickled turnips Lebanon Al Dayaa Products Sarl Composition Additive E 127 (Erythrosine) Not permitted in this food  n/a FSC 1.3.1 15460
4/11/2019 Dried mud fish Thailand O-Cha Food Pack Co., Ltd (Thailand) Seafood antimicrobial tests Ciprofloxacin 0.0028 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
6/11/2019 Apricot flavoured candy foam South Africa Mister Sweet Pty Ltd Composition Additive E 127 (Erythrosine) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 HO match
7/11/2019 Preserved salted peaches China Farmer's Cottage Foodstuff Co., Ltd Lead Lead 0.21 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1 15479
7/11/2019 Preserved plums China Farmer's Cottage Foodstuff Co., Ltd Lead Lead 0.21 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1 15480
11/11/2019 Fresh (Longans) Vietnam Chanh Thu Export And Import Fruit Company Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Azoxystrobin
Difenoconazole
0.18
0.11
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15481
11/11/2019 Margarine Indonesia Pt Unilever Indonesia Tbk Composition Vitamin niacin, B1, B2 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 15482
31/10/2019 Frozen purple corn Vietnam Saka Saka Company Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.12 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15486
14/11/2019 Wheaten flour Taiwan Yi-Feng Food Co., Ltd. Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 HO match
13/11/2019 Frozen durian Thailand Sunshine International Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Procymidone 0.99 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15489
18/11/2019  Cereal United Kingdom Kelloggs (Warrington United Kingdom) Composition Vitamins D, B12 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 15495
12/11/2019 Sukkary fresh dates Saudi Arabia Manafez International Fruit and vegetable residue screen Cyhalothrin 0.03 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
12/11/2019 Fresh dates Saudi Arabia Manafez International Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.06 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
25/11/2019 Indian flat beans (surti papdi) India Innovative Cuisine Fruit and vegetable residue screen Profenofos 0.09 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
26/11/2019 Formulated supplementary sports food United States Bpm Labs Composition Synephrine Hcl Considered to pose a risk to human health n/a Imported Food Control Act section 3(2)(a)(vii) HO match
26/11/2019 Qasuri Methi fenugreek leaves (retail)   Pakistan Malka Foods (Pvt) Limited Salmonella Salmonella Detected /125g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) 15519
27/11/2019 Vegetable Ivy gourd India Vadilal Industries Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Dimethoate 0.027 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15520
29/11/2019 Strawberries IQF Whole China Rongze Food Manufacturing Co Fruit and vegetable residue screen Acephate 0.073 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15521
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Last reviewed: 17 January 2020
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