Learn more about FSMA implementation strategy at the 2017 Food Safety Consortium | November 28–December 1FDA has released a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG) to help small and very small businesses comply with the Produce Safety Rule. The SECG provides assistance for farmers in determining whether they are eligible for a qualified exemption and can help them understand the modified requirements as a result.
The compliance dates under the Produce Safety rule are as follows:
- Small businesses: January 28, 2019
- Very small businesses: January 27, 2020
- Sprout operations: January 26, 2018 (small businesses) and January 28, 2019 (very small businesses)
- There are also extended compliance dates for certain agricultural water requirements