Regulations for Corn/Maize in Sweden (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

100 ppb
(maize intended for direct human consumption)

400 ppb
(refined maize oil)

350 ppb
(maize not intended for wet milling)

100 ppb
(other unprocessed cereals)

300 ppb
(milling fractions of maize ≤ 500 µm)

200 ppb
(milling fractions of maize ≥ 500 µm)

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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