Regulations for Oats in Costa Rica

Oats

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

20 ppb total Aflatoxins
(Corn, rice, beans, wheat, and other grains and legumes intended for human consumers and food manufacturers)

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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