AFLATOXIN REGULATORY ISSUES. Garnett E. Wood, Ph.D. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. AFLATOXINS. Naturally occurring fungal metabolites Produced by Aspergillus flavus & Aspergillus parasiticus Aflatoxin B 1 , B 2 , G 1 , G 2 & M 1
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Garnett E. Wood, Ph.D.
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
tree nuts, cottonseed, dairy products
“ A food shall be deemed adulterated if it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health.”
cattle, swine, mature poultry 100
Regulations vary depending on whether country setting limits is an importer or exporter
aflatoxin B1 5 ppb
total aflatoxins 10 ppb
These programs are updated and reissued periodically because of changes in methodology, and number of products to be collected.
Resistant varieties (if practicable)
Crop rotation , irrigation
Minimize kernel damage during harvesting
Clean and dry corn to <15% moisture
Facility with temperature-moisture control
Insect and pest management