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The US Food and Drug Administration has released Guidance for Industry: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption: What You Need to Know About the FDA Regulation — Small Entity Compliance Guide.

This document helps small businesses to meet new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards.

The document provides the following:

  • Key requirements
  • Who must comply with the rule
  • What produce is covered under the table
  • Key terms
  • Which commodities and farms are exempt from the requirements of Part 112 or eligible for an exemption
  • When do I have to comply with the rule

The guidance document was released on September 5, 2017.