MYCOTOXINS - ACCEPTABLE AFLATOXIN & FUMONISIN LEVELS FOR FEED

FDA guidelines for acceptable aflatoxin level in corn

 

Animal

Feed

Aflatoxin level

Finishing beef cattle

Corn and peanut product

300 ppb

Beef cattle, swine or poultry

Cottonseed meal

300 ppb

Finishing swine of 100 lbs. or greater

Corn and peanut products

200 ppb

Breeding beef cattle, breeding swine, or mature poultry

Corn and peanut products

100 ppb

Immature animals

Animal feeds and ingredients, excluding cottonseed meal

20 ppb

Dairy animals, for animal species or uses not specified above, or when the intended use is not known

Animal feeds and ingredients

20 ppb


Guidance levels for Fumonisins in Animal Feed

 

Animal or Class

Levels in Corn & Corn By-products

Feed Factor (Fraction of corn or corn by-product mixed into the total ration)

Levels in Finished Feeds

Horse (includes asses, zebras and onagers)

5

0.2

1

Rabbit

5

0.2

1

Catfish

20

0.5

10

Swine

20

0.5

10

Ruminant, Poultry & Mink Breeding Stock (includes laying hens, roosters, lactating dairy cows and bulls)

30

0.5

15

Ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats and other ruminants that are >3 months old and fed for slaughter

60

0.5

30

Mink (fed for pelt production)

60

0.5

30

Poultry (turkeys, checkens, ducklings and other poultry fed for slaughter)

100

0.5

50

All others (includes dogs and cats)

10

0.5

5



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