Regulations for Red Yeast Rice in Portugal (Source)

Select toxin


Red Yeast Rice

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

2,000 ppb
(food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast Monascus purpureus)

Selected Molds that produce citrinin

Some species of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Monascus

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, corn/maize, dried fruit, groundnuts/peanuts, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat

Health effects

  • Causes kidney and liver damage in livestock
  • Suspected of causing kidney and liver damage in humans

Disclaimer: Misset International will not be liable for damages of any kind related to the (use of the) Mycotoxin Tool.