Protocol Monitoring Aflatoxin B1

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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 holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1.

Changed Risk Profiles:

Italy – reduced from high to medium
Ukraine – reduced from medium to low
Hungary - reduced from medium to low

This means that maize originating from 
Italy may be analyzed less Frequently
Ukraine may be analyzed less frequently
Hungary may be analyzed less frequently

This new risk profile takes effect 11th of December 2019.


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 highConsult 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

The table with a summary of the main conditions is changed.

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 2019 no risk profiles of countries of origin have been changed.


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