Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, December 2021
This report lists food that has failed under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS).
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.
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Reason for fail||Result/s||Units||Reference|
|02/11/2021||Seasoned seaweed||Japan||Kurakon Foods Corporation||Iodine||3800||mg/kg||BSW 12/2016|
|26/11/2021||Dried fish||Zambia||Kiza Enterprises||The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use. Insect infestation.||N/A||N/A||Imported Food Control Act Section 3(2)|
|08/12/2021||Dried sardinella||Sri Lanka||Ceylon First Exports (Pvt) Ltd||Histamine||240||mg/kg||HIS 12/2016|
|14/12/2021||Dry red chillies||India||Srinivasa Exports||The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use – mould.||N/A||N/A||Imported Food Control Act Section 3(2)|
|23/12/2021||Dried betel nut||Thailand||Wilaiwan||Prohibited plant –Areca catechu nut||N/A||N/A||FSC 1.4.4|
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.
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Test applied||Reason for fail||Result/s||Units||Reference||Holding order number|
|12/11/2021||Frozen durian||Vietnam||Song Tran Import and Export Co Ltd||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Carbendazim not permitted in this food||0.17||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Holding order match 17360|
|03/12/2021||Fresh lemon||Egypt||Orange For Agricultural Crops||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Propargite not permitted in this food||0.05||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Holding order match 16705|
|08/12/2021||Electrolyte drink mix - watermelon/ lemonade/ raspberry||United States||Ultima Health Products Inc||Composition||Zinc citrate and manganese citrate not permitted in this food||N/A||N/A||FSC 1.3.2||17515|
|09/12/2021||Acacia honey||Serbia||Med-Honey Doo||C4 adulteration||Evidence of blended or artificial honey being misrepresented as honey||29.20||%||FSC 2.8.2||Holding order match 15398|
|10/12/2021||Fresh betel leaves||India||Fresh Jasmines Export And Import Pvt Ltd||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL||1.89||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Holding order match 15412|
|10/12/2021||Red wine and garlic sprinkle||South Africa||Flippen Lekka Spice||Composition||Additive Colour (E127) not permitted in this food||N/A||N/A||FSC 1.3.1||Holding order match 17170|
|13/12/2021||Frozen whole durian||Thailand||Sunshine International Co Ltd||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Procymidone not permitted in this food||0.77||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Holding order match 17363|
|16/12/2021||Fish cake||Japan||S-Around Inc.||Composition||Additive Erythrosine E127 not permitted in this food||N/A||N/A||FSC 1.3.1||Composition fail for a risk food|
|17/12/2021||Baby okra||India||Chetak Melbourne Pty Ltd||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Tebuconazole detected in excess of MRL||0.08||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||17530|
|20/12/2021||Fresh garlic sprouts||China||Aohua Produce (Shandong) Co Ltd||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Iprodione detected in excess of MRL||0.54||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||17531|
|20/12/2021||Frozen red chilli||Vietnam||Nguyen Thanh Iep Co Ltd||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Heptachlor not permitted in this food||0.11||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||17544|
|Propiconazole detected in excess of MRL||0.17||mg/kg|
|23/12/2021||Black harmula||Iran, Islamic Republic of||Barg Sabz Co||Composition||Prohibited plant – Peganum harmala||N/A||N/A||FSC 1.4.4||17555|
|29/12/2021||Frozen dry shrimp dumpling||China||Yunnan Moben International Trade Co Ltd||Composition||Prohibited plant - Amanita muscaria (Agaric)||N/A||N/A||FSC 1.4.4||17554|
|30/12/2021||Dried dates||China||Hong Fung Trading Co (Hong Kong)||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Cypermethrin detected in excess of MRL||0.06||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||17551|
|Fenvalerate detected in excess of MRL||0.08||mg/kg|
|30/12/2021||Dried figs||China||Yun Wo Medicine Trading Co||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Dimethoate not permitted in this food||0.08||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||17552|