Protocol Monitoring Aflatoxin B1 in Maize and By-products of maize

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Aflatoxin B1 in maize(by-products): Change in Risk Profile for Ukraine and Southwest France.

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 -  reduced from medium to low
  • France-Southwest - raised from low to medium (this concerns the departments: 64, 40, 33, 47, 31, 32, 65 and 82)
    France - other departments remains low

This means that maize originating from

  • Ukraine may be analyzed less frequently
  • France-Southwest must be analyzed more frequently

This new risk profile takes effect as from 27th of December 2021.

Consult for more details GMP+ Aflatoxine Protocol & 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.
Check whether or not your data has been shared with the GMP+ community, otherwise your data will not be used during the next evaluation for reclassification.

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 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.

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 2021 the risk profiles of countries of origin have changed as follows:

Final implementation date


Risk profile

September 20, 2021




Low > Medium

Low > Medium

Low > Medium

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.