Regulations for Groundnuts/Peanuts in Yemen

Groundnuts/Peanuts

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

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

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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