Regulations for Barley in Colombia (Source)

Barley

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

200 ppb
(processed foods based on cereals including Baby and childrens' foods)

500 ppb
(bread, including pastries, cookies, breakfast cereals, cereals, snacks, cakes, pastries, and other bakery products)

750 ppb
(Cereals, flours, mids, and by products for direct consumption; dry pasta; milled corn fractions and byproducts with particle size greater than 500 microns not intended for direct human consumption)

1,250 ppb
(unprocessed cereals, other than corn, durum wheat and oats, milled corn fractions and byproducts with particle size smaller than 500 microns not intended for direct human consumption)

Selected Molds that produce deoxynivalenol

Fusarium graminearum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, confectionery, corn/maize, feeds, infant formula, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat

Health effects

  • Damage to digestive tract, bone marrow, spleen, reproductive organs
  • Weight loss, vomiting, and feed refusal

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