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New Proposed EU Mycotoxin Limits

Following a meeting of the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) on 10 - 12 February 2020, it was suggested that the maximum guidance level of mycotoxins in feed be reduced.

The proposed new guidance levels (ppm) are as follows:

 

Fumonisin B1 and Fumonisin B2

 

Current Level

Proposed Levels

Maize and Maize Products

60

30

Compound Feed for Ruminants

50

30

Compound Feed for Poultry

20

20

Compound Feed for Pigs

5

1

 

T2 and HT2 Toxins

 

Current Level

Proposed Levels

Oats

2

1

Other Cereals

0.5

0.5

Compound Feed for Ruminants

0.25

0.2

Compound Feed for Poultry (Layers)

0.25

0.5

Compound Feed for Poultry

0.25

0.1

Compound Feed for Pigs

0.25

0.2

Compound Feed for Farmed Fish

0.25

0.5

 

Deoxynivalenol

 

Current Level

Proposed Levels

Cereals and Cereal Products

8

5.5

Maize by-products

12

8

Compound Feed

5

3.5

Compound Feed for Pigs

0.9

0.5

Compound Feed for Calves and Lambs

2

1.5

Compound Feed for Fish

5

0.4

 

Zearalenone

 

Current Level

Proposed Levels

Cereals and Cereal Products

2

1

Maize by-products

3

1.5

Sugar beet pulp / products

-

0.5

Soybean and derived products

-

0.5

Compound Feed for Ruminants

0.5

0.5

Compound Feed for Piglets

0.1

0.1

Compound Feed for Pigs

0.25

0.25

 

The limits for the majority of commodities could be significantly reduced if the proposals are accepted.  With ever tightening regulations on feed, the need for accurate and reliable testing methods becomes even more important to protect against financial losses due to poor quality feed.  A modern analytical technique, capable of detecting all the above mycotoxins from a single sample is the best way to ensure your compliance.

 

Micron Rob Mar 2, 2020

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