Failing Food Report – October 2020

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, October 2020

This report lists food that has failed under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS).

Data set - Importing Food Inspection Scheme - monthly failing food reports

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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 non-compliant food we’ve detected.

Non-compliant 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
29/9/2020 Tasty peanuts India Euro India Fresh Foods Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.155 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
29/9/2020 Halawa (plain) Lebanon Sonaco (Lebanon) Salmonella Detected /125g SES 05/2014
5/10/2020 Frozen white clams Vietnam Viet Hung Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs JSC E. coli <2.3, 7.5, <2.3, 2.3, 46 MPN/g MOL 04/2017
7/10/2020 Red chilli powder (extra hot) India Synthite Industries Private Limited Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
7/10/2020 Frozen mackerel fillet China Dalian Chengxin Seafood Co.,Ltd Histamine 2300 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
9/10/2020 Seaweed powder (Kelp) Japan Harvest Co Ltd Iodine 3630 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
9/10/2020 Spanish mackerel steaks Indonesia PT. Tridaya Jaya Manunggal Histamine 371 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
9/10/2020 Sweet Peanuts India Multigrain Food Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.043 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
12/10/2020 Chilli powder India Sudjir Sheth Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
12/10/2020 Cooked Prawn Meat Vietnam Thanh Thuy Co., Ltd Standard plate count 260,000, 230,000, 310,000, 190,000, 81,000 CFU/g CRU 03/2019
15/10/2020 Kelp powder India Sunhae Marine Iodine 5300 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
16/10/2020 Frozen whole white clams Vietnam Godaco Seafood J.S.C E. coli 46, 24, 110, <2.3, <2.3 MPN/g MOL 04/2017
16/10/2020 Red chilli powder India Synthite Industries Private Limited Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
16/10/2020 Dried shaved bonito Japan Kaneshichi Co Ltd Histamine 340 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
21/10/2020 Fried and seasoned crab Korea Republic of Greenwell Food Co Ltd (Namdoo Food Co Ltd) Standard plate count 330,000, 890,000, 400,000, 340,000, 440,000 CFU/g CRU 03/2019
21/10/2020 Tapioca stick masala chips India Anupam Foods and Enterprises Hydrocyanic acid 14 mg/kg CAS 09/2019
22/10/2020 Peanut Gajjak India Bikanervala Foods Aflatoxin 0.024 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
27/10/2020 Barbecue cracker nuts Philippines Food Industries Aflatoxin 0.22 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
30/10/2020 Coated Peanuts Indonesia PT Selaras Jaya Aneka Globalindo Aflatoxin 0.014 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 non-compliant food we’ve detected. We will test further imported consignments of this food at an increased rate. We do this until the overseas producer reaches a history of compliance. To achieve this, we apply a holding order to the non-compliant 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
25/9/2020 Betel nut – mouth freshener United Arab Emirates Trident Exports Middle East FZE Composition Areca catechu
(Betel nut)
Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16382
25/9/2020 Olives Greece I & G Higas – S Geordgiadis SNC Composition Additive; colour 127 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16388
29/9/2020 Mixed fruit jam India Dorsal Expoventure Private Limited Composition Vitamin B3 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 HO
match
15671
2/10/2020 Cream crackers Sri Lanka Cargills Quality Confectioneries Pvt Ltd Composition Vitamin K1 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 HO
match
16269
2/10/2020 Cheese cutz crispy & cheesy crackers Sri Lanka Cargills Quality Confectioneries Pvt Ltd Composition Vitamin K1 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 HO
match
16269
6/10/2020 Breakfast cereal Portugal A Tremoceira Estrela Da Piedade Lda Composition Pantothenic acid Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16397
Vitamin B6 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16397
7/10/2020 Pitted red dates China Micson Food Processing Fruit and vegetable residue screen Cypermethrin 0.15
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO
match
14318
Propargite 0.073
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO
match
14318
7/10/2020 Frozen soft shell crab Thailand Siamchai International Food Co Ltd (establishment 1049) Chemical Nitrofurazone 0.001
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16416
Nitrofurazone 0.002
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16416
7/10/2020 Boost beverage India Bathra Enterprises Composition Niacin Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16421
Biotin Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16421
Pantothenic acid Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16421
Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16421
Copper Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16421
8/10/2020 Soft shell crab Myanmar Aung Moe Khine Manufacturing Co.,Ltd Chemical Nitrofurazone 0.002
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16411
15/10/2020 Jute leaves Philippines Kaelen Phils Inc Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.031
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO
match
14131
Profenofos 0.18
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO
match
14131
19/10/2020 Durian Malaysia Far East Import – Export (Serdang) SDN BHD Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.046
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16450
Metalaxyl 0.08
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16450
Metalaxyl 0.079
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16450
Chlorpyrifos 0.058
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16450
26/10/2020 White fermented bean curd with sesame oil Taiwan Chai Li Food Co Ltd Bacillus cereus Bacillus cereus >12000,<100, 200, 100, >15000 CFU/g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) 16465
26/10/2020 Wheat flour - high gluten China Angel Yeast Co.,Ltd Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16472
26/10/2020 CJ IT’s Well vermicelli China Sishui Lifeng Food Products (CJ Freshway Qingdao Corporation) CC2 Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16473
27/10/2020 Fruit cake rusk India Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd Composition Additive; Erythrosine Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16477
28/10/2020 Locust beans Nigeria Feco Foods Industries Limited Composition Ricinus communis (Castor bean) Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16480
Last reviewed: 23 November 2020
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