Protocol Monitoring Aflatoxin B1

17 September 2019

As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize GMP+ International, together with other accepted scheme holders, 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 (2018) harvest from high-risk countries could pose a risk to feed safety. Based on these criteria, it was decided at the beginning of the 2019 harvest year that all countries should first be classified as Medium, with the exception of 17 low-risk countries and one high-risk country.

Changed Risk Profiles:
Romania - raised from low to medium
Slovakia - raised from low to medium
Hungary - raised from low to medium

This means that maize originating from
Romania must be analyzed more frequently
Slovakia must be analyzed more frequently
Hungary must be analyzed more frequently

This new risk profile takes effect 23rd of September 2019.

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).

- Ask your laboratory to report in the correct unit
Ask your laboratory to report the analysis results in the same unit as included in GMP+ BA1 Specific Feed Safety Limits. For Aflatoxin the correct unit is mg/kg. This helps you when you check the result with the applicable feed safety limits in GMP+ BA1, but also helps you comply with the requirement of the GMP+ Monitoring database to report the result in this unit.

Other change in the protocol
A note about sampling of not accessible stored corn is added.

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 2018 the risk profiles of countries of origin have changed as follows:

Implementation date

Country

Risk profile

August 5, 2019

Ukraine

Low > Medium

 

March 5, 2019

Romania

Medium > Low

 

February 1, 2019

Slovakia

Medium > Low

 

 

December 17, 2018

Hungary

Romania

Ukraine

Medium > Low

High > Medium

Medium > Low

 

September 17,2018

India  

Bulgaria

Canada  

Croatia

Slovakia  

Spain

Czech Republic

High > Medium

Low > Medium

Low > Medium

Low > Medium

Low > Medium

Low > Medium

Low > Medium

Questions?
If you have any questions concerning this message, please contact your GMP+ representative or get in touch with GMP+ International: www.gmpplus.org or call +31 (0)70 307 4120.

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