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A summary of required procedures for Acidified and Low-Acid canned foods with links to guidance for industry and registration.
Describing a Hazard That Needs Control in Documents Accompanying the Food, as Required by Four Rules Implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Guidance for Industry
A guide to hazard description, including which rules require it and how to describe hazards
A guide that explains what constitutes a qualified facility and how this impacts the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.
Guidance for Industry: Determining the Number of Employees for Purposes of the "Small Business" Definition in Parts 117 and 507
A guidance publication to help processors determine the number of full time employees or equivalent for the purposes of being classified as a small business under FSMA
A guidance publication that explains the specific regulation for juice producers, as well as exemptions and information on complying with HACCP policies.
An extensive questions and answers sheet for food facilities to understand who, when, and how to register with the FDA as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Guidance for Industry: What You Need To Know About Establishment, Maintenance, and Availability of Records Small Entity Compliance Guide
A guidance publication explaining which records producers are required to maintain, how long they must be held, which records are exempt, who must keep records, and how the FDA will go about requesting records.
A Q&A sheet describing the FDA's authority for food recall, the definitions of adulteration, and how it would implement such a recall on processors.
A guide for seafood processors on complying with FSMA, including which parts of the PCHF rule that they may be subject to.
Small Entity Compliance Guide: What You Need to Know About Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food
A guide designed to provide small entity processors with the most essential aspects of FSMA's Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.