Regulations for Rice 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)

50 ppb total Aflatoxins
(soy meal and paste, rice by-products)

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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