Regulations for Dairy in Egypt


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

0.05 ppb M1
(raw milk/heat treated milk [fluid])

0.025 ppb M1
(baby powder milk)

0.1 ppb B1, 0.025 ppb M1
(milk 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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