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  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile for Hungary and Romania

    18/11/2022

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Hungary and Romania this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “High”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on November 23th 2022.


  • NEW: JOB VACANCY

    14 November 2022

    EFISC-GTP Aisbl is hiring a Technical and Scientific Adviser for a part-time position starting as of January 2023. Click here for more info. 


  • Update IDTF November 2022

    Update IDTF November 2022

    11 November 2022

    There have been several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here further information about the changes.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile for several countries

    7 September 2021

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. Because of the forthcoming new maize harvest, information about growing and harvesting conditions have been considered. Based on these criteria, for the new harvest season, all countries have been classified as Medium, with the exception of 17 countries (Low risk). For Spain, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Canada this means that the risk changes from “Low” to “Medium”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on September 15th 2022.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in Risk Profile for Southwest France and Canada.

    04/07/2022

    Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in Risk Profile for Southwest France and Canada.

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Canada and Southwest France (departments: 64, 40, 33, 47, 31, 32, 65 and 82) this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on July 4th 2022.


  • Update IDTF April 2022

    28 April 2022

    There have been several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF.

    Please find here further information about the changes.


  • Fake EFISC-GTP certificate

    04/04/2022

    We have recently been informed by SGS of the existence of a fake EFISC-GTP certificate. The certificate refers to a Turkish company (industry) whose name is: NILGLOBAL BILISIM TARIM GIDA. We take this opportunity to remind you that according to what is indicated in section 9 of our rules of certification, EFISC-GTP certificates are valid only when they are published in our public register (here).


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in Risk Profile for Czech Republic and Spain

    15 February 2022

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Czech Republic and Spain this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on February 15th 2022.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in Risk Profile for Ukraine and Southwest France.

    22 December 2021

    EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. This is based on the evaluation of the available analyses of Aflatoxin B1 in maize.

    For Ukraine this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. For the departments located in the South-West part of France (64, 40, 33, 47, 31, 32, 65 and 82) the risk changes from “Low” to “Medium”: this means that, from the moment this protocol becomes effective, France will be divided into two different risk categories:

    - Medium: only South-West part (departments 64, 40, 33, 47, 31, 32, 65 and 82)

    - Low: all the other departments.

    Because of the division of France into two different risk categories, EFISC-GTP recommends its participants that the origin of each delivery of French maize is clearly communicated by the supplier. The reason for this decision is linked to the increase in the values of Aflatoxin B1 that were observed on maize collected only in the departments indicated above.

    The changed protocol takes effect on December 27, 2021.


  • Update IDTF September 2021

    21 September 2021

    There have been several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here further information about the changes.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Serbia, Ukraine and Hungary.

    09 September 2021

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. Because of the forthcoming new maize harvest, information about growing and harvesting conditions have been considered. Based on these criteria, for the new harvest season, all countries have been classified as Medium, with the exception of 17 countries (Low risk). For Serbia, Ukraine and Hungary this means that the risk changes from “Low” to “Medium”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on September 20th 2021.


  • Aflatoxin B1 contamination in maize gluten feed produced in the Netherlands produced from maize originating from South-Western France

    31/03/2021

    Contamination with Aflatoxin B1 of maize gluten feed. Be alert when purchasing!

    What is the issue?

    One EFISC-GTP producer located in the Netherlands recently delivered in the market some batches of maize gluten feed containing increased levels of Aflatoxin B1. The product is sold via distributors directly to dairy and veal farmers.

    The maize gluten feed in question has been produced using maize originating from South-Western France. Although the maize used complies with the standard, permitted levels have been exceeded in the maize gluten feed as a result of the concentration factor during processing. Maize gluten feed was distributed in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France.

    The EFISC-GTP producer has already informed the receivers of the material and a withdrawal of affected material has commenced. EFISC-GTP informed also the other mutually recognized schemes involved in this contamination. As a precaution, customers of other maize related products (maize gluten) have also been alerted to this issue: further analysis is being conducted to inform any necessary steps for these products. EFISC-GTP recommends you to be alert when purchasing maize gluten feed and the other mentioned feed materials.

    If you are also involved in this incident, please remember that EFISC-GTP certified companies must follow our incident notification procedure available in our website (here the link). If you need to receive more information please write to fulvio.pernice@efisc-gtp.eu


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Serbia.

    10 March 2021

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Serbia this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on March 10th 2021.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Hungary

    1 February 2021

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Hungary this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect 1st of February 2021.


  • ICRT launches new IDTF website and new cleaning regimes for inland waterways transport

    January 21th 2021

    The International Committee Road Transport association (ICRT), which includes GMP+ International, Qualimat Transport, Ovocom, QS, EFISC-GTP, AIC, and AMA-Marketing, has launched a new website for the International Database Transport (for) Feed (IDTF) including new cleaning regimes for inland waterways transport.

    The new website www.icrt-idtf.com makes it easier to check the minimum cleaning requirements of different certification schemes for bulk road transport, to ensure the safety of products intended for animal feed that are subsequently transported.

    The new IDTF website offers a more user-friendly search functionality, along with better security, a modern look and feel, and will be regularly updated by the ICRT.

    This new website created the opportunity to add a completely new module to the IDTF website. The cleaning regimes for the inland waterways transport are now also available on the website.

    To make the transition to the new website as easy as we can, there is also a new user manual available. You can download it here or directly from the website (in the upper right corner of the search field).

    For more information, please contact EFISC-GTP.


  • Update IDTF December 2020

    18 December 2020

    There have been several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here further information about the changes.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Ukraine.

    17 December 2020

    Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Ukraine.

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Ukraine this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on December 18th 2020.


  • Instructions for EFISC-GTP Certification Bodies on conducting audits during the COVID-19 pandemic

    9 November 2020

    Instructions for EFISC-GTP Certification Bodies on conducting audits during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Due to Covid-19 pandemic, a number of restrictions have been imposed by national governments to contain the spread of the virus: these restrictions are impacting the third-party certification. In March 2020, EFISC-GTP recognized COVID-19 as an extraordinary event and EFISC-GTP Certification Bodies were informed about the possibility of postponing audits and the use of information and communication technology (ICT). The document “Instructions for EFISC-GTP Certification Bodies regarding the management of postponed audits” has now been updated giving Certification Bodies also the option to perform full remote audits under specific conditions.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain and Ukraine

    30/09/2020

    Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain and Ukraine

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain and Ukraine this means that the risk changes from “Low” to “Medium”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect 30th of September 2020.


  • SGS The Netherlands first certification body accredited for EFISC-GTP Code version 4.0

    9 July 2020

    The European Feed and Food Ingredients Safety Certification (EFISC-GTP Aisbl) is proud to announce that SGS The Netherlands is the first certification body accredited (among the EFISC and GTP Authorised Certification Bodies) for the new EFISC-GTP Code 4.0 for all the scopes (D, F and G).

    The process was headed in SGS by the certification manager Mr Roy Giesen (here the contact in the EFISC-GTP webpage). The accreditation was carried out by the Dutch Accreditation Council.   

    The EFISC-GTP Code version 4.0 (published on 15 March 2019) is the result of the unification of the EFISC Code and the GTP Codes and their adjustments to meet recent developments following the merger of the European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Scheme (EFISC) and the COCERAL Good Trading Practice Code (GTP Code).

    The new EFISC-GTP Code 4.0 is fully aligned with the requirements of ISO/ IEC 17021:2011 supplemented by ISO/ TS 22003 (food safety management system).

    Specific sector documents, which are part of the code, cover the following activities:

    - Vegetable oils and protein meal processing

    - Starch processing

    - Biodiesel processing

    - Malt processing

    - Collection, storage, trade and transport of safe feed/food ingredients


  • IMPORTANT announcement of modified Gatekeeping rules for feed and specific requirements for by-products from the Oil & Fat Industry – Implementation dates specific to each part

    8 July 2020

    As a result of the harmonization activity with all other mutually accepted scheme owners, a new version of Gatekeeping rules for feed and specific requirements for by-products from the Oil & Fat Industry has concluded its internal evaluation process and therefor ready for publication. The document contains an additional part:

    - Common gatekeeper requirements for processed feed material

    In general, the new gatekeeping rules will affect EFISC-GTP companies certified against the GTP 1.3A, EFISC 3.1 and EFISC-GTP 4.0 code.

    In the new gatekeeping document (here enclosed), you will also find the implementation date (day from which the rules become mandatory) of the additional part (processed feed material) and specifies which code is impacted by the changes (GTP 1.3A and EFISC-GTP 4.0 scope G and F).

    The Codes (GTP 1.3A, EFISC 3.1 and EFISC-GTP 4.0) have been amended to reflect the changes.


  • Update IDTF May 2020

    27 May 2020

    There have been several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here further information about the changes.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Spain

    29/04/2020

    Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Spain

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Spain this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect 29th of April 2020.


  • Effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the auditing activity of certification Bodies

    23 March 2020

    EFISC-GTP recognizes COVID-19 as an extraordinary event that could affect the audit frequency of auditors operating in the scopes of EFISC, GTP and EFISC-GTP codes. As a consequence, EFISC-GTP Certification Bodies are allowed to postpone audits (surveillance, unannounced and re-certification) for a period that should not exceed six months as of March 6th 2020 (day on which all EFISC and GTP Certification Bodies were informed of this option), if there is sufficient documented proof that the certified management system is effective.

    When the re-certification audit cannot be performed, the validity of the certificate can be extended until the day of the new audit.

    The eligibility of delivery to the other EFISC-GTP mutually recognized schemes is confirmed even if the audit will be postponed.

    If according to the company safety internal policy, it is not possible to carry out the audit in this period due to the current situation, companies are requested to inform the Certification Body.

    In 4/5 months, the EFISC-GTP Board (taking in consideration the number of audits that have been delayed and the information regarding the diffusion of COVID-19 in EU countries) will re-evaluate this problem in order to consider eventual further actions.

    EFISC-GTP Certification Bodies are going to be informed about the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as support for auditing.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Czech Republic.

    10 February 2020

    Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Czech Republic.

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Czech Republic this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on February 10th 2020.


  • Update IDTF January 2020

    23 January 2020

    There have been several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here further information about the changes.


  • Revision of the EFISC-GTP aflatoxin monitoring protocol

    17 December 2019

    As a result of the harmonization activity with all other mutually accepted scheme owners, a revised EFISC-GTP aflatoxin monitoring protocol enters into force today: you find the new protocol here. The changes (highlighted in grey) affected also the sampling requirements for maize transported by trucks in low and medium risk countries.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Hungary, Italy and Ukraine.

    11 December 2019

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Italy this means that the risk changes from “high” to “Medium”. For Ukraine and Hungary, the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on December 11th 2019.


  • Give your opinion on the IDTF database

    (This newsletter is meant for those who use the IDTF)

    Dear EFISC-GTP Company,

    The IDTF (International Database Transport (for) Feed) is a database managed by the ICRT (International Committee Road Transport). The database provides cleaning regimes for cargo holds in which feed is transported in bulk. The assessment of cargo and the determination of cleaning requirements is done by the ICRT, a consortium of different certification schemes (Qualimat, OVOCOM, GMP+ International, QS, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA-Marketing) with the aim of simplifying the work of international operating companies.

    In order to optimize our services and to improve the IDTF sustainably, in the interest of the certified companies, we need your support. We are interested in how you use the IDTF currently and how you rate its applicability.

    We would appreciate if you would complete the online-questionnaire within 10/01/2019 (10 January 2019).

    Based on the results and your feedback, the main improvement actions will be communicated within a couple of months after the survey finalization.

    Should you have any questions or comments concerning the information above, please contact us:

    Phone no: +3227619472/ +32492064406

    E-mail address: fulvio.pernice@efisc-gtp.eu

    You can start the questionnaire (it will take approximately 3 to 5 minutes) by clicking: 

     Thank you for your cooperation.

     Fulvio Pernice


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Slovakia, Romania and Hungary

    17 September 2019

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Slovakia, Romania and Hungary this means that the risk change from “Low” to “Medium”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on 23th of September 2019.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Ukraine

    2 August 2019

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Ukraine this means that the risk changes from “Low” to “Medium”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on August 5th 2019.


  • Update IDTF August 2019

    1 August 2019

    There have been several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here further information about the changes.


  • IMPORTANT announcement of modified EFISC-GTP Gatekeeping rules and specific requirements for by-products from the Oil & Fat Industry – Implementation dates specific to each part.

    30 July 2019

    As a result of the harmonization activity with all other mutually accepted scheme owners, a new protocol about gatekeeping procedures and specific requirements for by-products from the Oil & Fat Industry has concluded its internal evaluation process and therefor ready for publication.

    The document contains 4 parts, between brackets you find the implementation dates:

    - gatekeeper requirements for unprocessed feed material (June 2020, if contracts signed before publication date of 30 July 2019 and restricted to the limitations due to the country of origin: see details in the enclosed document)

    - gatekeeper requirements for palm (Kernel) oil (crude, refined and/or fractionated) (December 1, 2019) - gatekeeper requirements for former foodstuff (December 1, 2019)

    - specific requirements for by-products from the Oil & Fat Industry (December 1, 2019) In general, the new gatekeeping rules will affect EFISC-GTP companies certified against the GTP 1.3A, EFISC 3.1 and EFISC-GTP 4.0 code.

    In the new gatekeeping document (here enclosed), you will also find the implementation dates (day from which the rules become mandatory) and specifies which code is impacted by the changes (GTP 1.3A, EFISC 3.1 and EFISC-GTP 4.0).

    The Codes (GTP 1.3A, EFISC 3.1 and EFISC-GTP 4.0) will soon be amended to reflect the changes.


  • EFISC-GTP Alert: Increased levels of metalaxyl in sunflower seeds from Romania

    Date: 6/5/2019

    EFISC-GTP was informed that there might be an increased risk for metalaxyl in sunflower seeds from Romania. EFISC-GTP advises all EFISC-GTP certified companies and other companies in the chain to take the necessary control measures to ensure compliance with EU feed legislation.


  • The new EFISC-GTP Code has been accepted by the NVWA as a quality system that could support the public supervision in the Netherlands.

    26 April 2019

    The new EFISC-GTP Code has been accepted by the NVWA as a quality system that could support the public supervision in the Netherlands.

    The new EFISC-GTP Code version 4.0 of the European Feed & Food ingredient safety certification system has concluded its assessment procedure with the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product safety Authority (NVWA): the new EFISC-GTP system complies with the criteria of the Dutch ‘Taskforce Voedselvertrouwen’. This means that in the near future, EFISC-GTP may be considered by the NVWA as a quality system that could support the public supervision of feed and food operators. In accordance with this outcome, the status of EFISC-GTP on www.ketenborging.nl will be adjusted (‘accepted’) in a couple of weeks.


  • EFISC-GTP Code version 4.0 is now accredited

    15 March 2019

    The implementation of the new European Feed & Food ingredient safety certification system will start as of 15 March 2019.

    The new EFISC-GTP Code version 4.0 of the European Feed & Food ingredient safety certification system has concluded its evaluation process with the European Accreditation Body (Dutch Accreditation Council).

    The EFISC-GTP Code version 4.0 is the result of the unification of the EFISC Code and the GTP Codes and their adjustments to meet recent developments following the merger of the European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Scheme (EFISC) and the COCERAL Good Trading Practice Code (GTP Code).

    The new EFISC-GTP Code 4.0 is fully aligned with the requirements of ISO/ IEC 17021:2011 supplemented by ISO/ TS 22003 (food safety management system).

    As of 15 March 2019, the EFISC-GTP scheme will start replacing the EFISC and the GTP schemes through a transition process that will provide opportunity to Certification Bodies to obtain accreditation (see the transition document) during one and half year followed by another year to allow companies to get certified according to the adjusted rules.

    Specific sector documents, which are part of the code, cover the following activities:

    - Vegetable oils and protein meal processing

    - Starch processing

    - Biodiesel processing

    - Collection, storage, trade and transport of safe feed/food ingredients.

    You can find the new documents in the document section of the EFISC-GTP website. Please see the Annex for the full list of the changes made: you find the new document here.

    Important deadlines are:

    - Publication of the new scheme: 15 March 2019

    - Deadline for accreditation of Certification Bodies: 15 September 2020

    - Deadline for certification (against the new code) of EFISC-GTP companies: 15 September 2021


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Romania

    5 March 2019

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Romania this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on March 5th 2019.


  • Update IDTF February 2019

    7 February 2019

    There have been several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here further information about the changes.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Slovakia

    1 February 2019

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Slovakia this means that the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on February 1th 2019.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Romania, Ukraine and Hungary.

    14 Deecember 2018

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Romania this means that the risk changes from “high” to “Medium”. For Ukraine and Hungary, the risk changes from “Medium” to “Low”. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on December 17th 2018.


  • Update IDTF October 2018

    10 October 2018

    There have been agreed several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC, Gafta and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here the link for the information about the changes. The changes indicated in the Newsletter are applicable immediately and are binding.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in country risk profile

    7 September 2018

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Spain the risk changes from ‘Low’ to ‘Medium’. For India the risk changes from ‘High’ to ‘Medium’. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on 17th of September 2018.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Serbia

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Serbia the risk changes from ‘Low’ to ‘Medium’. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on June 25th 2018.


  • EFISC-GTP Procedure for Feed/Food Safety Incident and Crisis Management

    Preparing for crisis situations and responding appropriately to them is an important element of feed and food safety. Because feed and food safety has been a top issue internationally, both politically and commercially, and because serious incidents in the feed and food sector can occur, demonstrable assurance of feed/food safety has become a sales prerequisite. A (potential) disruption in one or more feed materials producing companies can have negative consequences for the whole feed and food chain. Decisive, structured and unambiguous respond and act - if necessary chain context - is desirable, both to prevent a disturbance and/ or minimize the impact of the incident.

    Therefore the EFISC-GTP Technical Committee has developed a new “Feed/Food Safety Incident and Crisis Management Procedure version 2.0” to be used in addition to the requirements in the EFISC and GTP crisis management. The document contains the scenario for the adoption of measures and communication in the event of a feed/food safety incident and/or crisis. The starting point is the responsibility of the feed material operator, both for his business and industry as a whole. Action and communication shall be done in collaboration with other stakeholders in the feed chain. You find the related documents here.

    Mandatory from: 2/05/2018

    In case you have any questions please contact the EFISC-GTP Manager Fulvio Pernice


  • Update IDTF April 2018

    There have been agreed several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, EFISC-GTP, AIC, Gafta and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here the link for the information about the changes. The changes indicated in the Newsletter are applicable immediately and are binding.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Serbia

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Serbia this means that the risk changes from ‘Medium’ to ‘Low’. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on April 9th 2018.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Brazil and Croatia.

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Croatia this means that the risk changes from ‘Medium’ to ‘Low’. For Brazil the risk changes from ‘Low’ to ‘Medium’. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on February 23th 2018.


  • EFISC-GTP Alert: Increased levels of dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls and non-dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls in sunflower cake from Ukraine

    EFISC Alert: Increased levels of dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls and non-dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls in sunflower cake from Ukraine

    Date: 2/9/2017.

    EFISC-GTP was informed that there might be an increased risk for dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls and non-dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls in sunflower cake from Ukraine. EFISC-GTP advises all EFISC-GTP certified companies and other companies in the feed chain to take the necessary control measures to ensure compliance with EU feed legislation.


  • EFISC-GTP appoints new Manager

    Brussels, 6 February 2018 – After few months of transition, Fulvio Pernice, takes formally over from Peter Brattinga as EFISC-GTP Manager as of January 2018.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Spain this means that the risk changes from ‘Medium’ to ‘Low’. For Serbia the risk changes from ‘High’ to ‘Medium’. For Ukraine the risk changes from ‘Low’ to ‘Medium’. You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on December 29th 2017.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize. Change in risk profile country Canada

    As a result of the evaluation of the available analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize EFISC-GTP, together with other accepted scheme holders, has adjusted the risk profile for Aflatoxin B1. For Canada this means that the risk changes from ‘Medium’ to ‘Low’. 

    You find the new protocol here. The changed protocol takes effect on November 20th 2017.


  • Aflatoxin B1 in Maize: changes in risk profiles countries- revised protocol as of 23 October  15/09/2017

    As a result of the evaluation of the available pre-harvest monitoring, the analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize and available information about weather conditions during the cultivation and harvest of the new maize crop, EFISC-GTP, GMP+, OVOCOM, QS and AIC have adjusted the country risk profiles for Aflatoxin B1 as a start for the new harve...


  • Update IDTF July 2017

    There have been agreed several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, GTP, AIC, Gafta and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here the link for the information about the changes. The changes indicated in the Newsletter are applicable immediately and are binding.


  • GTP Aflatoxin B1 protocol revised  05/07/2017

    Revised GTP Aflatoxin B1 Monitoring Protocol

    List of country of origin revised

    After a careful consideration and evaluation of the risk level regarding Aflatoxin B1, the list of countries of origin with 100% monitoring of the incoming maize has changed.

    Monitoring data collected by several certified companies provided evidence to move Spain from low risk level to medium risk level country.

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  • EFISC and GTP merge as of 1 July 2017. Update for Operators and Certification Bodies  27/06/2017

    Dear EFISC and GTP operators, dear Certification Bodies,

    Following several years of fruitful cooperation, the European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Scheme (EFISC) and the COCERAL Good Trading Practice Code (GTP Code) Certification Scheme have decided to join forces thereby also making str...


  • Revised GTP Aflatoxin B1 Monitoring Protocol

    GTP informed about the modification of the list of county of origin of the GTP Aflatoxin B1 Monitoring Protocol and of the publication of the amended protocol


  • EFISC Alert: Increased levels of dioxin in maize from the Ukraine

    EFISC Alert: Increased levels of dioxin in maize from the Ukraine

    Date: 5/5/2017

    EFISC was informed that there might be an increased risk for dioxin in maize coming from the Ukraine, with probable cause bad drying practice at the farmer/supplier.

    EFISC advises all EFISC certified companies and other companies in the feed chain to take the necessary control measures to ensure compliance with EU feed legislation.


  • EFISC and GTP join forces

    Following several years of fruitful cooperation, the European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Scheme (EFISC) and the COCERAL Good Trading Practice (GTP) certification scheme have decided to make a stronger use of synergies for their respective activities. COCERAL GTP and EFISC certification schemes will operate jointly, under the new name “European Feed & Food Ing...