Regulations for Tree Nuts in Kuwait

Tree Nuts

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

15 ppb
(peanuts, almonds, shelled brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pistachios intended for processing)

< 5 ppb B1, 10 ppb total aflatoxin
(almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, shelled brazil nuts ‘ready-to-eat’)

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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