Regulations for Botanicals in Taiwan (Source)

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Citrinin

Botanicals

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

5 ppm
(raw yeast rice)

2 ppm
(food containing yeast rice)

Selected Molds that produce citrinin

Some species of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Monascus

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, corn/maize, dried fruit, groundnuts/peanuts, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat

Health effects

  • Causes kidney and liver damage in livestock
  • Suspected of causing kidney and liver damage in humans

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