Regulations for Botanicals in Czech Republic (Source)

Select toxin

Citrinin

Botanicals

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

2,000 ppb
(food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast Monascus purpureus)

Selected Molds that produce citrinin

Some species of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Monascus

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, corn/maize, dried fruit, groundnuts/peanuts, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat

Health effects

  • Causes kidney and liver damage in livestock
  • Suspected of causing kidney and liver damage in humans

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