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Table 6 Comparison of cadmium maximum levels (MLs) in foodstuffs (mg/kg)

From: Exposure assessment of dietary cadmium: findings from shanghainese over 40 years, China

  China ESFA WHO
Rice, soybean 0.2 0.2 0.4
Wheat, bran, germ 0.1 0.2 0.2
Other cereals 0.1 0.1 0.1
Peanut 0.5 0.1 0.1
Vegetables and fruit, excluding leaf 0.05 0.05 0.05
Vegetables, fresh herbs, fungi, stem
Vegetables, root vegetables, and potatoes
Stem vegetables, root vegetables and potatoes, excluding celeriac. 0.1 0.1 0.1
Leaf vegetables, fresh herbs, celeriac and common mushroom 0.2 0.2 0.2
Meat (excluding offal) of bovine animals, sheep, pig, and poultry 0.1 0.05 0.05
Liver of bovine animals 0.5 0.5 0.5
Kidney of bovine animals 1 1 1
Muscle meat of fish, excluding Bonito and bullet tuna 0.1 0.05 0.05-1
Crustaceans   0.5 0.05-1
Bivalve molluscs and Cephalopods   1 2
Egg 0.05