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Revision of FCA document 'BT-16: temporary monitoring'

The additional monitoring of Aflatoxin B1 in maize, laid down in FCA document ‘BT-16: Temporary monitoring’ has been, since September 2015, evaluated on a regular basis and updated based on RASFF notifications and on analytical results provided by companies as part of this Protocol. 


As initially announced, this Protocol (since September 2015) focuses on potential risks, allowing for a quicker response to the actual identified risks.


With the arrival of the new harvest and consequently, possibly, other cultivation and harvesting conditions, it was decided in cooperation with the other scheme holders, to assume a maximum risk coverage with respect to the presence of Aflatoxin B1 in maize.

Consequently, the classification of the original risk categories have been re-evaluated. Countries that have been classified into ‘high risk’ remain unchanged in that category. Countries of which the risk category based on the analysis results since September 2015, that changed from ‘Medium risk’ to ‘Low risk’ shall be reclassified into ‘Medium’ risk, at the beginning of the next harvest.


Concretely, this means a shift for the following countries: Canada, Poland and the Czech Republic shall, as of September 1, belong to the category of countries with a ‘Medium’ risk. Obviously, it is also possible that these countries in the course of the following months, and based on the analytical results, shall once again be reclassified.


Download the most recent version of the document on the webpage ‘Feed Chain Alliance document. The changes are marked in grey. This FCA document is also available in a version without indicated changed.

18 Aug 2016


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