FDA has set tiered compliance dates for “covered farms” ( 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.