Regulations for Infant Formula in Taiwan (Source)

Infant Formula

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

0.1 ppb B1
(cereal-based foods for infant, infant formula for special medical purposes -- for milk and milk-based products, this applies to the products reconstituted and ready for use)

0.025 ppb M1
(infant formula and follow-up infant formula or infant formula for special medical purposes -- for milk and milk-based products, this applies to the products reconstituted and ready for use)

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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