Protocol Monitoring Aflatoxin B1

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Aflatoxin B1 in maize(-products): Change in Risk Profile for Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine. 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.

Changed Risk Profiles:

  • Brazil : reduced from medium to low
  • Bulgaria : reduced from medium to low
  • Czech Republic : reduced from medium to low
  • Serbia : reduced from high to medium
  • Spain : reduced from medium to low
  • Ukraine : raised from low to medium


This means that maize originating from

  • Brazil may be analyzed less
  • Bulgaria may be analyzed less
  • Czech Republic may be analyzed less
  • Serbia may be analyzed less
  • Spain may be analyzed less
  • Ukraine must be analyzed more

This new risk profile takes effect on 29th of December 2017.



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



Risk profile

September 22, 2017

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

Low > Medium


High > Medium


Medium > High

October 23, 2017

Ukraine and Slovakia

Medium > Low

November 20, 2017


Medium > Low