Ochratoxin-A is a nephrotoxic and nephrocarcinogenic mycotoxin produced by Penicillium verrucosum and Penicillium viridicatum in temporate and cold climates and by a number of Aspergillus species such as A. ochraceus in warmer and tropical areas of the world. Ochratoxin-A has been shown to occur in various cereals and other plant products, coffee beans and coffee products, wine, animal feeds. Due to contaminated feed or food the Ochratoxin-A also can occure in pig kidneys, liver and muscle, blood, urine and faeces from pigs and in human blood.
For Ochratoxin-A maximum levels (MLs) are established legally in Europe. Depending on the fact whether products are used directly for human consumption or the products still have to be processed, the MLs vary from 3 to 10 μg/kg (ppb).
Detailed information of this product is given in the Product Information Sheet.
|Product information sheet OCH15||Download|