Regulations for Corn/Maize in Egypt

Corn/Maize

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

100 ppb
(grains)

350 ppb
(corn)

75 ppb
(grains for direct use)

400 ppb
(corn oil)

Selected Molds that produce zearalenone

Fusarium graminearum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, corn/maize, feeds, infant formula, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat

Health effects

  • Negatively impacts reproduction, fetal development, and the health of newborns
  • Causes feminization in animals at 1 ppm

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