Regulations for All Commodities in Egypt

All Commodities

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

8 ppb B1, 15 ppb total aflatoxin
(peanuts/oil seeds [sesame] for food processing)

12 ppb B1, 15 ppb total aflatoxin
(pistachio/almond)

8 ppb B1, 15 ppb total aflatoxin
(hazel nut)

5 ppb B1, 10 ppb total aflatoxin
(walnuts)

2 ppb B1, 4 ppb total aflatoxin
(peanuts/oil seeds [sesame] for direct use)

8 ppb B1, 10 ppb total aflatoxin
(pistachio/almond for direct use)

5 ppb B1, 10 ppb total aflatoxin
(hazel nut/brazilian nut for direct use)

5 ppb B1, 10 ppb total aflatoxin
(dry fruit in general for storing/manufacturing)

2 ppb B1, 4 ppb total aflatoxin
(dry fruit in general for direct use)

2 ppb B1, 4 ppb total aflatoxin
(grains for direct use)

5 ppb B1, 10 ppb total aflatoxin
(corn/rice for storing/manufacturing)

0.05 ppb M1
(raw milk/heat treated milk [fluid])

5 ppb B1, 10 ppb total aflatoxin
(pepper/nutmeg/curcuma)

0.025 ppb M1
(baby powder milk)

0.1 ppb B1, 0.025 ppb M1
(milk products)

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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