Protocol Monitoring Aflatoxin B1 in maize and by-products of maize

Friday, March 8, 2024

Change risk profile for 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:

  • Ukraine - raised from low to medium

This means that maize originating from

  • Ukraine must be analyzed more frequently 

This new risk profile takes effect as from 14 March 2024.

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 TS 1.7 Monitoring - Appendix.

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.

Be careful

Incorrect analysis results in the database can affect the results of the evaluation and risk classification of the countries.

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/TS 1.5  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/TS 1.5, but also helps you comply with the requirement of the GMP+ Monitoring database to report the result in this unit.

- If the analysis result is in ppb, you must first convert it to 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 2023 the risk profiles of countries of origin have changed as follows:

Final Implementation date

Country

Risk profile

01 February 2024

Ukraine

Southern France
(departments: 85, 79,
86, 17, 16, 87, 23, 19, 03,
63, 15, 43, 71, 39, 42, 69,
01, 74, 73, 38, 07, 26, 24,
33, 40, 64, 47, 46, 82, 32,
65, 31, 81, 12, 09, 48, 30,
34, 11, 66, 05, 04, 06, 83,
84 and 13)

 

Medium > Low

Medium > Low

 

 

 

 

 

18 September 2023

Ukraine 

Czech Republic 

Southern France
(departments: 85, 79,
86, 17, 16, 87, 23, 19, 03,
63, 15, 43, 71, 39, 42, 69,
01, 74, 73, 38, 07, 26, 24,
33, 40, 64, 47, 46, 82, 32,
65, 31, 81, 12, 09, 48, 30,
34, 11, 66, 05, 04, 06, 83,
84 and 13)

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.