Protocol Monitoring Aflatoxin B1

Friday, February 1, 2019

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

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. 

Changed Risk Profiles:

  • Slovakia – reduced from medium to low

This means that maize originating from Slovakia maybe analyzed less frequently.

This new risk profile takes effect 1st of February 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).

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

December 17, 2018


Medium > Low
High > Medium
Medium > Low

September 17, 2018 

Czech Republic 

High > Medium
Low > Medium
Low > Medium
Low > Medium
Low > Medium
Low > Medium
Low > Medium