Failing Food Report – October 2018

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, October 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 o​n 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 fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Organism or analyte Result/s Units Standard
4/10/2018 Gorgonzola cheese Italy Gennaro Auricchio (It 03 194 Ce) Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CHE 07/2018
8/10/2018 Chilli powder India Nishant Export (India) Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 07/2018
8/10/2018 Gorgonzola cheese Italy Ciresa Snc (Italy) I-03/165/Cee (Lecco) Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CHE 07/2018
15/10/2018 Chilli powder India Brahmins Food India Pvt Ltd (India) Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 07/2018
17/10/2018 Chilli powder India Brahmins Food India Pvt Ltd (India) Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 07/2018
15/10/2018 Frozen cooked prawns Vietnam Camau Seafood Processing & Service Joint Stock Corporation (Cases) Kien (Dl51) Vibrio cholerae Detected /125g CRU 05/2014
26/10/2018 Tahini Egypt El-Raee Company Salmonella Detected /125g SES 05/2014
23/10/2018 Cooked crab claw Indonesia Rainbow-Osg Foods Co Ltd Standard plate count ~200, 5300000, <100, ~400, ~200 cfu/g CRU 05/2014
23/10/2018 Chilli powder India Brahmins Food India Pvt Ltd (India) Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 07/2018

Chemical/Contaminant/Toxin test results

Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Organism or analyte Result/s Units Standard
1/10/2018 Peanuts Philippines Gfi Enterprises Inc (Philippines) Aflatoxin 0.025 mg/kg NUT 10/2016
5/10/2018 Garlic flavour peanuts Philippines Gfi Enterprises Inc (Philippines) Aflatoxin 0.032 mg/kg NUT 10/2016
8/10/2018 Pistachio nut kernels China Sun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd. Aflatoxin 0.17 mg/kg NUT 10/2016
11/10/2018 Dried keermin fish Sri Lanka D & R Exports Pvt Ltd Histamine 650 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
31/10/2018 Dried sprats anchovies Vietnam Southeast Asia Aquatic Product Import & Export Co Ltd Histamine 210 mg/kg NUT 10/2016
31/10/2018 Chocolate with peanuts Philippines Annies Sweet Manufacturing & Packaging Corporation Aflatoxin 0.13 mg/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 fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Organism or analyte Result/s Units Standard
4/10/2018 Blackberry pulp Colombia Frutisima Carbendazim 0.28 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
5/10/2018 Green chillies India Innovative Cuisine Cyhalothrin
Propiconazole
0.175
0.352
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/10/2018 Cherry tomatoes China Gieni Industry (Hk) Co., Limited Procymidone 0.03 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
9/10/2018 Salad dressing South Africa Unilever Irradiated garlic, onion and chillies Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Chutney South Africa Tiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited) Irradiated chillies Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Chutney South Africa Tiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited) Irradiated onion Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated maize flour and chillies Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated chillies Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated chillies Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Sauce South Africa Jimmy Sauces Irradiated garlic and onion Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated maize flour Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated maize flour Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated chillies Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated maize flour Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated chillies Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Irradiated chillies Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
9/10/2018 Cereal South Africa Nestle (South Africa) Vitamin B12
Vitamin B5
Not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.2
9/10/2018 Cereal South Africa Future Life Chromium
Potassium iodide
Selenium
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B7
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K
Not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.1 FSC 1.3.2
9/10/2018 Chocolate South Africa Future Life Chromium
Potassium iodide
Selenium
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B7
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K
Not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.1 FSC 1.3.2
9/10/2018 Instant porridge South Africa Bokomo Foods Division Of Pioneer Foods Pty Ltd Tricalcium Phosphate
Potassium iodide
Sodium selenite
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B7
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K
Not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.1 FSC 1.3.2
17/10/2018 Dried red dates China Xinzheng Xinxing Dates Co Ltd Difenoconazole 0.06 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
16/10/2018 Maize meal Namibia Namib Mills Pty Ltd Vitamin A Not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.2
22/10/2018 Fresh baby corn Thailand Swift Co Ltd E. coli 9, <3, <3, <3, 150 MPN/g Imported Food Control Act 3(2)
31/10/2018 Frozen tilapia Taiwan Gallant Ocean International Inc (7f30013) Flumequine
Oxolinic acid
0.052
0.054
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
10/10/2018 Seasoning South Africa Unilever Bestfoods Robertsons (South Africa) Irradiated chillies, wheat flour, garlic Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food   FSC 1.5.3
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Last reviewed: 29 September 2020
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