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Small Businesses: FDA Releases Preventive Controls Guidance

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The agency issues small entity compliance guidelines under FSMA.

In order to help small businesses with implementation of the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food and Animal Food rules, FDA has released compliance guidances. In an FDA release, the agency highlighted the following:

  • Small businesses (fewer than 500 full-time employees): Compliance with the human and animal food rules required by September 18, 2017
  • Very small businesses (those averaging less than $1 million per year in human food sales or $2.5 million per year in animal food sales): Required to maintain records supporting Qualified Facility status as of January 1, 2016
  • Qualified facilities must comply with the human and animal food rules by September 17, 2018

Both guidances are available on FDA’s website:

Guidance for Industry: What You Need to Know About the FDA Regulation: Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food; Small Entity Compliance Guide

What You Need to Know About the FDA Regulation: Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals

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