Regulations for Rye in Colombia (Source)

Rye

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)

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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