Regulations for Spices in Colombia (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

10 ppb total aflatoxins
(peanuts and other oil producing seeds for direct consumption, Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and other tree nuts for direct consumption, dry fruits including raisins for food industry, spices and all spice mixtures, co

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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