Less aflatoxin risks for maize from Slovakia

01-02-2019 | Updated on 21-02 | |
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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 coming from Slovakia.

The changed risk profiles entails that the risk for Slovakia is reduced from medium to low. This means that maize originating from Slovakia maybe analysed less frequently. This new risk profile takes effect 1st of February 2019.

Maize originating from a country with high risk must be analysed more frequently, because the risk of the presence of Aflatoxin B1 is to be considered high. Consult GMP+ Aflatoxin Protocol for more details.

Previous changes in risk profiles

Since September 2018 the risk profiles of countries of origin have changed as follows.

Implementation date: December 17, 2018

  • Hungary: medium to low
  • Romania: High to medium
  • Ukraine: Medium to low

Implementation date: September 17, 2018

  • India : High to medium
  • Bulgaria: Low to medium
  • Canada: Low to medium
  • Croatia: Low to medium
  • Slovakia: Low to medium
  • Spain: Low to medium
  • Czech Republic: Low to medium

Source: GMP+

Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor