Regulations for Tree Nuts in Bangladesh (Source)

Tree Nuts

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

15 ppb Total aflatoxin
(peanut and tree nut)

B1: < 10 ppb, and 10 ppb total aflatoxin
(almond, hazelnut, pistachio for direct 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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