Regulations for Corn/Maize in Colombia (Source)

Corn/Maize

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

200 ppb fumonisin A+B
(corn-based baby and childrens' foods)

800 ppb fumonisin A+B
(breakfast cereals and snacks based on corn)

1,000 ppb fumonisin A+B
(corn and corn products for direct human consumption except snacks, baby and childrens' foods, and breakfast cereals)

1,400 ppb fumonisin A+B
(milled corn fractions and byproducts with particle size greater than 500 microns not intended for direct human consumption)

2,000 ppb fumonisin A+B
(milled corn fractions and byproducts with particle size smaller than 500 microns not intended for direct human consumption)

4,000 ppb fumonisin A+B
(unprocessed corn not intended for wet milling)

Selected Molds that produce fumonisin

Fusarium verticillioides

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Corn/maize and infant formula

Health effects

  • Cancer in rats
  • Brain decay in horses
  • Lung congestion in pigs

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