Regulations for Oats in Colombia (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

20 ppb
(baby and childrens' foods, including those based on corn)

50 ppb
(bread, cakes, cookies, snacks, breakfast cereals and other bakery products, except those based on corn)

75 ppb
(cereals, cereal products, and byproducts other than corn for direct consumption)

100 ppb
(corn for direct human consumption, snacks, and breakfast cereals from corn; unprocessed cereals other than corn)

200 ppb
(milled corn fractions and byproducts with particle size greater than 500 microns not intended for direct human consumption)

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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