Produce Safety Guidance FDA

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

prventive_controls_itacorporationThe purpose of this guidance is to help you to determine whether the activities that you perform are within the “farm” definition. The regulatory framework for determining whether your business is a “farm” depends in large part on certain definitions (i.e., the definitions for “farm,” “mixed-type facility” (including a “farm mixed-type facility”), “harvesting,” “packing,” “packaging,” “holding” and “manufacturing/processing”) that are established in our regulation for Registration of Food Facilities (21 CFR part 1, subpart H)[see note]. For your convenience, we copied these definitions that are established in 21 CFR 1.227 into sections II.B and II.C of this guidance.

Draft Guidance for Industry: Classification of Activities as Harvesting, Packing, Holding, or Manufacturing/Processing for Farms and Facilities