Regulations for Barley in Chile (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

10 ppb total B1, B2, G1, G2
(cereals and their derivatives; The following types of spices: capsicum, pepper, nutmeg, ginger, and turmeric; dried figs; and the following nuts: peanuts, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts

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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