Mycotoxins are a large and diverse group of compounds that are the waste products of fungi. These compounds are toxic to humans and animals and can persist despite harsh treatment protocols.

The United States FDA regulates the allowable amount of mycotoxin in human and animal foods. The highest amount of mycotoxin allowed in any product is twenty parts-per-billion for direct human exposure. In other words, per one kilogram of product, no more than 0.02 milligrams can result from mycotoxins.

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