Regulations for All Commodities in Taiwan (Source)

All Commodities

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

15 ppb
(corn, peanuts)

10 ppb
(rice, sorghum, beans, wheat, nuts, edible oils)

M1: 0.5 ppb
(milk)

5 ppb
(milk powder)

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)

10 ppb
(other food)

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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