Regulations for All Commodities in Egypt

All Commodities

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

100 ppb

350 ppb

75 ppb
(grains for direct use)

400 ppb
(corn oil)

20 ppb

Selected Molds that produce zearalenone

Fusarium graminearum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, corn/maize, feeds, infant formula, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat

Health effects

  • Negatively impacts reproduction, fetal development, and the health of newborns
  • Causes feminization in animals at 1 ppm

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