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Does anybody know if the FDA has established regulatory limits for Ochratoxin and Aflatoxins limit in spices?


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#1 katss

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 12:35 AM

Good evening everyone, 

 

Does anybody know if  the FDA has established regulatory limits for Ochratoxin and Aflatoxins limit in spices ?

I have searched for days and I found info about the Aflatoxins limits (20 parts per billion (ppb), if anybody can confirm this it would be greatly appreciated.

However, I have not found Ochratoxin limit in spices, I have found legislation for the EU but not for the U.S, which is where I sell the seasoning.

 

Thanks 



#2 LesleySR

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 07:52 AM

Hi Katss....

 

I have had the same issue & finding the legislation is not easy!!...

 

The last time I checked US hadn't yet defined limits - although this article suggests working to Canadian limits, which are the lowest.

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC5292207/

 

And Codex are/were still working on their second draft

http://www.fao.org/f...%2Fcf12_11e.pdf

 

So, unless something has changed I think USA limits are still under discussion?

 

Although limits in spice may (eventually) be higher as spices are not consumed in high quantities (like cereals or dried fruit).



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Posted 23 April 2020 - 01:15 AM

Thanks LesleySR! 






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