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Sample Schedule 6: AFLATOXIN SAMPLE SIZES

Sample sizes for all other mycotoxins can be found in CP7307.001 Domestic & Import Mycotoxin Compliance Program
PRODUCT SAMPLE SIZES FOR AFLATOXIN ANALYSIS
(Includes 702(b) [21U.S.C. 372(b)] portion - each sample unit, contains product for the reserve portion, no duplicate subs are necessary)
NOTE: COMPLIANCE SAMPLE SIZES MAY DIFFER FROM SURVEILLANCE SAMPLE SIZES.

PRODUCTPACKAGE TYPELOT SIZENUMBER OF SAMPLE UNITS*UNIT SIZE (minimum)TOTAL SAMPLE SIZE (minimum)
Peanut Butter (smooth)Consumer or bulkNA24225 g (8 oz)5.4 kg (12 lbs)
12454 g (1 lb)5.4 kg (12 lbs)
Peanut Butter (Crunchy) Peanuts shelled roasted, or unroasted, Peanuts ground for toppingConsumer or bulkNASURVEILLANCE SAMPLE
10454 g (1 lb)4.5 kg (10 lb)
COMPLIANCE SAMPLE
48454 g (1 lb)21.8 kg (48 lbs)
Peanuts, roasted in shell (only for domestic runner variety)Consumer or bulkNASURVEILLANCE SAMPLE
15454 g (1 lb)6.8 kg (15 lbs)
COMPLIANCE SAMPLE
75454 g (1 lb)34 kg (75 lbs)
Tree nuts (except in-shell Brazil Nuts and all pistachio nuts in import status) shelled, in-shell slices, pieces, or flourConsumer or bulkNASURVEILLANCE SAMPLE
10454 g (1 lb)4.5 kg (10 lb)
COMPLIANCE SAMPLE
50454 g (1 lb)22.7 kg (50 lbs)
Tree nuts - paste  12454 g (1 lb)5.4 kg (12 lbs)
Brazil Nuts in-shell (in import status) "Bulk< 200 bags 201-800"
801-2000"
20
40
60
454 g (1 lb)9 kg(20 lbs)
18 kg (40 lbs)
27 kg (60 lbs)
Pistachio nuts in-shell (in import status)Bulkmultiples of 34,100 kg (75,000 lbs)20 % of units---50 lbs for each
multiple of 34,100 kg
(75,000 lbs) or less
Pistachio nuts shelled (in import status) SAMESAME---25 lbs for each
multiple of 34,100 kg
(75,000 lbs) or less
Corn - shelled, meal flour or gritsConsumer or bulkNA10454 g (1 lb)4.5 kg (10 lbs)
      
Oil seed meals - Peanut meal, cottonseed mealBulkNA20454 g (1 lb)9 kg (20 lbs)
Edible seeds** melon pumpkin, sesame, etcBulkNASURVEILLANCE SAMPLE
10454 g (1 lb)4.5 kg (10 lb)
COMPLIANCE SAMPLE
50454 g (1 lb)22.7 kg (50 lb)
Ginger Root dried wholeBulk"n" unitsSq root "n"---6.8 kg (15 lbs)
groundConsumerNA1616-28 g (1 oz)4.5 kg (10 lbs)
Milk - whole, skim low fatConsumerNA10454 g (1 lb)4.5 kg (10 lbs)
 BulkNA------4.5 kg (10 lbs)
Small grains - wheat sorghum, barley, etcBulkNA10454 g (1 lb)4.5 kg (10 lbs)
Dried fruit** - e.g.: FigsConsumer or bulkNASURVEILLANCE SAMPLE
10454 g (1 lb)4.5 kg (10 lb)
COMPLIANCE SAMPLE
50454 g (1 lb)22.7 kg (50 lb)
Mixtures containing commodities susceptible to mycotoxin contaminationConsumerNA   
Commodity particles relatively large  50454 g (1 lb)22.7 kg (50 lbs)
Commodity particles relatively small  10454 g (1 lb)4.5 kg (10 lbs)

 

NOTE: Containers for samples of unprocessed, intact nuts, seeds, or grains must be sufficiently porous to provide for dissipation of moisture produced by respiration of the nut, seed, or grain.
* To be collected from as many random sites in the lot as possible. For surveillance samples, you may combine subs prior to shipping to the laboratory. For compliance samples, you must maintain sub integrity.
** Optional sampling program for seeds or dried fruit with a low incidence of contamination. Take initial 10 x 454 g (1 lb) sample. If any aflatoxin is detected, resample 50 x 454 g (1 lb) sample for determination of contamination level on which to base regulatory judgment.

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