Regulations for All Commodities in Brazil (Source)

All Commodities

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

1.0 ppb
(cereal-based baby foods)

50 ppb total B1, B2, G1, G2
(Animal feed and ingredients: hay cotton, peanut, rice, oats, residues of bird bowels, babassu, cocoa, sugar cane [residue-pulp], linhaca, dende, manioc, sunflower, crisálidas, malt,

5.0 ppb
(cereal-based cereals and products)

10.0 ppb
(nuts and dried fruits)

0.5 ppb M1
(fluid milk)

5 ppb M1
(powder milk)

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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