Regulations for Cocoa in Chile (Source)

Select toxin

Ochratoxin A

Cocoa

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

Ochratoxin A 5 ppb
(cereals and their derivatives, cocoa, raisins, juice, nectars and concentrated grape juice, and green coffee beans)

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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