FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. Almond growers are required to comply with FSMA rules, as relevant to each part of the operation.
Almond growers and other primary or secondary activities farms such as some huller/shellers and brownskin almond facilities, must comply with the FSMA Produce Safety rule. The FDA established Produce Safety compliance dates for primary and secondary farms based on crop value:
Large Farms (>$500,000) – January 26, 2018
Midsize Farms ($250,000-$500,000) – January 28, 2019
Small Farms ($25,000-$250,000) – January 27, 2020
To determine what kind of farm you are, click on the handout below, titled, “Is My Operation a ‘Farm’ Covered By the Produce Safety Rule?"
- What You Need to Know for Produce Safety Compliance - Growers
- Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Rules & Compliance Dates Summary
- Is My Operation a "Farm" Covered by the Produce Safety Rule?
- What Do Farms Need to Do to Comply with FSMA?
- What Do "Facilities" Need to Do to Comply with the FSMA Preventative Controls Rule?
- What Do I need to Do to Comply with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) Regulations?
- If I Am a Farm That Engages in Certain Manufacturing Operations, When Am I Subject to the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule?
- What do I Need to Do if I Send Human Food By-Products for Use as Animal Food?
- What do I Need to Do to Comply with the Sanitary Food Transportation Rule?
- How do I Comply with Supplier Verification Requirements?
- What Training Requirements Does FSMA Have?
- Reference Sheet for FSMA Compliance Dates for the Almond Industry