Regulations for Spices in Estonia (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

15 ppb

30 ppb
(chilies, pepper)

20 ppb
(liquorice and liquorice root)

80 ppb
(liquorice extract)

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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