Regulations for Corn/Maize in Colombia (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

20 ppb
(baby and childrens' foods, including those based on corn)

100 ppb
(corn for direct human consumption, snacks, and breakfast cereals from corn; unprocessed cereals other than corn)

200 ppb
(milled corn fractions and byproducts with particle size greater than 500 microns not intended for direct human consumption)

350 ppb
(unprocessed corn not intended for wet milling)

Selected Molds that produce zearalenone

Fusarium graminearum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

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

Health effects

  • Negatively impacts reproduction, fetal development, and the health of newborns
  • Causes feminization in animals at 1 ppm

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