Regulations for All Commodities in South Korea (Source)

All Commodities

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

B1: < 10 ppb, Total aflatoxin: 15 ppb
(grains, soy-bean, nuts and products made from these by simple processes)

B1: < 10 ppb, Total aflatoxin: 15 ppb
(grains, soy-bean products including common processed products except regulation food)

B1: < 10 ppb, Total aflatoxin: 15 ppb
(sauce and red pepper powder

M1: < 0.5 ppb
(milk and 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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