Regulations for Dried Fruit in Colombia (Source)

Dried Fruit

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

4 ppb total aflatoxins
(all cereals and products based on cereals, dry fruits including raisins for direct consumption, any other tree nuts for direct consumption)

10 ppb total aflatoxins
(peanuts and other oil producing seeds for direct consumption, Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and other tree nuts for direct consumption, dry fruits including raisins for food industry, spices and all spice mixtures, co

Selected Molds that produce aflatoxin

Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, cocoa, coffee, confectionery, corn/maize, copra, dairy, dried fruit, feeds, groundnuts/peanuts, infant formula, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, soy, spices, tree nuts, and wheat

Health effects

  • Liver cancer and damage
  • Immunosuppression
  • Decreased milk and egg production

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