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

2018.04.06

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:
Serbia  - reduced from medium to low

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

This new risk profile takes effect 9th of April 2018.

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 2017 the risk profiles of countries of origin have changed as follows:

Implementation date

Changes

Country

Risk profile

February 23, 2018

Brazil

Low > Medium

Croatia

Medium > Low

September 22, 2017

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

Low > Medium

Brazil

High > Medium

Serbia

Medium > High

October 23, 2017

Ukraine and Slovakia

Medium > Low

November 20, 2017

Canada

Medium > Low

December 29, 2017

Serbia

High > Medium

Ukraine

Low > Medium

Brazi

Medium > Low

Bulgaria

Medium > Low

Spain

Medium > Low

Czech Republic

Medium > Low