Regulations for Coffee in Brazil (Source)

Select toxin

Ochratoxin A

Coffee

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

10.0 ppb
(cereal-based cereals and products, roasted coffee, soluble coffee, wines, dry and dehydrated fruits)

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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