What is FSMA?
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama in 2011. The law is intended to be a proactive approach for the FDA to prevent food safety issues.
Who’s Affected by FSMA?
*FDA regulated industries, which represents about 80% of the US food supply that are not exempt.
- USDA which is responsible for milk, red meat, poultry and processed egg products.
Other Exempt Facilities as defined by FSMA:
- Businesses with average annual sales of less than $500,000 and at least half of the sales to consumers or local retailers or restaurants (within the same state or within 275 miles).
- A very small business – defined as a business (including any subsidiaries and affiliates) averaging less than $1,000,000, adjusted for inflation, per year, during the 3 year period preceding the applicable calendar year in sales of human food plus the market value of human food manufactured, processed, packed, or held without sale (e.g. held for a fee).