Regulations for Wheat in Egypt

Wheat

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

1750 ppb
(wheat/oats)

1250 ppb
(grains)

200 ppb
(processed grains)

750 ppb
(pasta)

500 ppb
(bread/biscuits/snacks)

Selected Molds that produce deoxynivalenol

Fusarium graminearum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

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

Health effects

  • Damage to digestive tract, bone marrow, spleen, reproductive organs
  • Weight loss, vomiting, and feed refusal

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