To comprehensively review the answers to each of the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule Frequently Asked Questions, please see the following:

All files have been updated as of Dec. 2019.


The Preventive Controls Rule FAQs were created by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and the National Farmers Union Local Food Safety Collaborative. Financial support for these documents was provided by the Local Food Producer Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and the project described was supported by the FSMA Compliance Cooperative Agreement 1U01FD005770 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which was awarded to the National Farmers Union Foundation. However, these documents have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and their contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These FAQs were written to provide you with accurate information on the limited subject matters covered. However, all content was not necessarily prepared by a person licensed to practice law in your particular jurisdiction. This guide is designed to provide general information on pertinent compliance topics, and the statements made here are for educational purposes only. These statements do not constitute legal advice.