Regulations for Dried Fruit in Albania (Source)

Dried Fruit

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

B1: 5 ppb, Total aflatoxins 10 ppb
(other tree nuts, dried fruit, rice, maize for processing)

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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