Regulations for All Commodities in Colombia (Source)

All Commodities

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

0.5 ppb
(cereal-based baby and childrens' foods, baby formulas)

2 ppb
(grapes, all juice types)

3 ppb
(all cereal products for direct consumption)

5 ppb
(Non-processed cereals; roasted coffee, whole bean or ground)

10 ppb
(raisins, all types; soluble coffee)

15 ppb
(spices, all types and mixtures except licorice)

20 ppb
(licorice, extracts and all forms)

80 ppb
(licorice, extracts for use in the food industry)

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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