Regulations for Groundnuts/Peanuts in Ecuador


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

10 ppb

20 ppb total Aflatoxins
(snacks from wheat and corn / from other cerals and grains including ground nuts, peanuts, seeds and dehydrated cereals)

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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