FDA Releases FSMA Compliance Guide for Small Entities

CCOF highly encourages members falling into the small entity category, as defined in the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act, to reference the comprehensive guide for questions regarding FSMA requirements.
Chapter topics include:
  • An overview of FSMA
  • Information for Farms Eligible for Qualified Exemptions
  • Personnel Qualifications and Training
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Agricultural Water
  • Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin and Human Waste
  • Domesticated and Wild Animals
  • Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding Activities
  • Equipment, Tools, and Building
  • Sprouts
  • Analytical Methods: which methods must be used for tests
  • Records: recordkeeping requirements
  • Variances: who can apply for variance and how
  • Definitions
FSMA establishes science-based minimum standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. Please see CCOF’s page on FSMA for more information.