Regulations for All Commodities in United States (Source)

All Commodities

Maximum Allowable/Recommended Units

1 ppm
(finished wheat products for human consumption)

5 ppm
(swine or other non-cattle or chicken feed)

10 ppm
(cattle and chicken feed)

30 ppm
(distillers and brewers grain for ruminating beef and feedlot cattle > 4 months old)

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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