FDA has set tiered compliance dates for “covered farms” (that are not exempt or not covered by the PS Rule) based on sales volume. Covered farms must comply with specific provisions under the Produce Safety Rule.
A farm under the Produce Safety Rule can be considered a“very small business” or a “small business” or “all other businesses”.
(>$25K-$250K Produce sales)
(>$250K-$500K Produce sales)
All other businesses
(>$500K Produce sales)
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For the purposes of this part, the definitions below are based on the average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period.
- A very small business is defined as a farm that sells no more than $250,000.
- A small business is defined as a farm that sells no more than $500,000.
- All other businesses are defined as farms whose sales are greater than $500,000.