Regulations for Oats in Malta (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

1,750 ppb
(unprocessed durum wheat, oats and unprocessed maize)

1,250 ppb
(cereals intended for direct human consumption)

1,250 ppb
(other unprocessed cereals)

Selected Molds that produce deoxynivalenol

Fusarium graminearum

Commodities susceptible to contamination

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

Health effects

  • Damage to digestive tract, bone marrow, spleen, reproductive organs
  • Weight loss, vomiting, and feed refusal

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