Regulations for Corn/Maize in Malaysia (Source)

Corn/Maize

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

B1: 0.1 ppb
(Cereal-based food for infants and children [calculated as dry matter basis])

B1: 0.1 ppb
(Processed cereal-based foods for infants and young children [calculated as dry matter basis])

Total aflatoxins: 5 ppb
(Other foods for human consumption)

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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