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On March 19, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance to assist businesses in determining whether they qualify as a “small business” under the Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulations. The FDA published final rules on September 17, 2015, to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Control (HARPC) provisions for human and animal food. Under those rules, “small businesses” may be eligible for certain exemptions from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). “Small businesses” also have later compliance dates than larger businesses covered by the rules. As such, it is important that businesses know whether they qualify as a “small business” under the rules.Read More