Protocol Monitoring Aflatoxin B1

06 September 2018

Aflatoxin B1 in maize(-products): Change in Risk Profile for several countries.

As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize GMP+ International, together with other accepted scheme owners, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. Because of the forthcoming new maize harvest, the classification of countries also takes into account information about growing and harvesting conditions. In addition, consideration has been given to countries where a possible mix with old (2017) harvest from high-risk countries could pose a risk to feed safety. Based on these criteria, it was decided at the beginning of the 2018 harvest year that all countries should first be classified as Medium, with the exception of 17 low-risk countries and two high-risk countries.

Changed Risk Profiles:

  • India - reduced from high to medium
  • Bulgaria - raised from low to medium
  • Canada - raised from low to medium
  • Croatia - raised from low to medium
  • Slovakia - raised from low to medium
  • Spain - raised from low to medium
  • Czech Republic - raised from low to medium

This means that maize originating from

  • India may be analyzed less frequently
  • Bulgaria must be analyzed more frequently
  • Canada must be analyzed more frequently
  • Croatia must be analyzed more frequently
  • Slovakia must be analyzed more frequently
  • Spain must be analyzed more frequently
  • Czech Republic must be analyzed more frequently

This new risk profile takes effect 17th of September 2018.

Note: Maize originating from a country with High risk must be analyzed more frequently, because the risk of the presence of Aflatoxin B1 is to be considered high. Consult for more details GMP+ Aflatoxine Protocol.

We do it together!

To be able to reclassify countries, it is important for GMP+ participants to upload their analysis results to the GMP+ Monitoring database and to share it with our community.
When uploading this information, please make sure that the origin of the maize is entered correctly and that the levels of Aflatoxin detected are entered with the correct unit (mg/kg).

Why is this important?

Analyzing monitoring results is an important source for GMP+ International in determining potential risks. Also, it helps us developing FSP products that make you and the feed industry as a whole more resilient.

Previous changes in risk profiles

Since September 2017 the risk profiles of countries of origin have changed as follows: 

 

Implementation date 

Country Risk Profile

June 25, 2018 

Serbia

Low > Medium 

April 9, 2018

Serbia

Medium > Low

February 23, 2018

Brazil

Low > Medium

Croatia

Medium > Low

December 29, 2017

Serbia

High > Medium

Ukraine

Low > Medium

Brazi

Medium > Low

Bulgaria

Medium > Low

Spain

Medium > Low

Czech Republic

Medium > Low

November 20, 2017

Canada

Midden > Laag

 

October 23, 2017

Ukraine and Slovakia

Medium > Low

September 22, 2017

Canada, Croatia, the Ukraine, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Low > Medium

 

Brazil

High > Medium

 

Serbia

Medium > High

 

 

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