Regulations for Fresh Fruit/Juice in Egypt

Select toxin

Ochratoxin A

Fresh Fruit/Juice

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

50 ppb
(apple juice)

10 ppb
(canned fruits)

25 ppb
(apply paste)

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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