Regulations for Barley in Colombia (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

0.5 ppb
(cereal-based baby and childrens' foods, baby formulas)

3 ppb
(all cereal products for direct consumption)

5 ppb
(Non-processed cereals; roasted coffee, whole bean or ground)

Selected Molds that produce ochratoxin

Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium verrucosum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, beer, coffee, corn/maize, dried fruit, feeds, infant formula, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, spices, wheat, and wine

Health effects

  • Kidney damage and cancer
  • Immunosuppression

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