Regulations for Wheat in Malaysia (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

500 ppb
(Processed cereal-based foods for infants and young children)

1000 ppb
(Semi-processed products derived from wheat, maize and barley [Codex])

2000 ppb
(Raw cereal grains [Wheat, Maize and Barley])

750 ppb
(Pasta [dry])

500 ppb
(Bread, pastries, biscuits, cereal snacks, and breakfast 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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