Regulations for All Commodities in Canada (Source)

All Commodities

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

< 1–3 ppm
(gilt diets)

10 ppm
(cow diets)

1.5 ppm
(cow diets, if other toxins present)

0.25–5 ppm
(sheep and pigs)

Selected Molds that produce zearalenone

Fusarium graminearum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, corn/maize, feeds, infant formula, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat

Health effects

  • Negatively impacts reproduction, fetal development, and the health of newborns
  • Causes feminization in animals at 1 ppm

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