Regulations for Feeds in United States (Source)


Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

Total aflatoxins: 20 ppb
(dairy, immature pigs, and poultry)

Total aflatoxins: 100 ppb
(breeding animals)

Total aflatoxins: 200 ppb
(finishing swine)

Total aflatoxins: 300 ppb
(beef cattle)

Selected Molds that produce aflatoxin

Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus

Commodities susceptible to contamination

Barley, cocoa, coffee, confectionery, corn/maize, copra, dairy, dried fruit, feeds, groundnuts/peanuts, infant formula, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, soy, spices, tree nuts, and wheat

Health effects

  • Liver cancer and damage
  • Immunosuppression
  • Decreased milk and egg production

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