Failing Food Report – February 2020

These latest reports detail food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month of February. Among the usual pathogenic organisms detected in these imported foods are such organisms as Salmonella (found in various Asian spices), and assorted toxins such as histamine (found in Thai and Vietnamese fish and spice pastes), aflatoxin (found in Turkish peanuts and Thai spice paste), antibiotics (found in Thai dried fish) and others. Of particular note are the number of foods ‘failing’ due to the illegal presence of heavy metals (including lead) and added vitamins and or minerals (found in many foods).   Source: February 2020 food fails

FSANZ Notifications—

Proposal P1050 – Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages: This is a summary of this proposal aiming to better inform pregnant women of the dangers of drinking alcohol.   Source: Alcohol warning statement

A1196 – Food derived from nematode-protected and herbicide-tolerant soybean GMB151: The purpose of the application is to seek approval for food derived from nematode-protected and herbicide-tolerant soybean line GMB151, genetically modified to provide resistance to nematodes and the HPPD group of herbicides.   Source: GM soybeans

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