Regulations for Barley in Bahrain

Select toxin

Citrinin Ochratoxin A


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

5 ppb
(wheat, barley, rye)

Selected Molds that produce ochratoxin

Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium verrucosum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, beer, coffee, corn/maize, dried fruit, feeds, infant formula, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, spices, wheat, and wine

Health effects

  • Kidney damage and cancer
  • Immunosuppression

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