Washington state very small food processors : an overview of what you need to know about FSMA
Ganjyal, Girish M.
Pietrysiak, Ewa, 1988-
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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most significant update to food production laws in decades. As a part of the FSMA, the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule regulates all companies that process, pack, and hold food for human consumption. Food processors that qualify as “very small businesses” are eligible for “modified requirements,” meaning they are exempt from some parts of the PCHF rule, such as the requirement to develop and maintain a food safety plan. Food processors that meet the definition below should file an attestation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to obtain this exemption. Qualified very small businesses also have the option of complying with all parts of the PCHF rule if they choose to do so. This publication will help you to determine whether you qualify for modified requirements, how to report this to the FDA, and what requirements still apply to you.