Food

FSMA Inflation Adjusted Cut Offs

Implicit Price Deflators for Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Several FSMA rules have provisions in which a value is adjusted for inflation and averaged over 3 years. We provide the values based on Price Deflators for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the average for the most recent 3 years for the applicable rules below. The GDP deflator is not a static number, and changes monthly. We intend to update the values at the end of March each year.

 2011201220132014201520162017
GDP Deflator103.435105.338107.038108.947110.09111.528113.5

Qualified Facility: Definition 1: Very Small Business - a facility averaging less than $1 million (adjusted for inflation) in annual sales per year during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year in sales of human food plus the market value of human food manufactured, processed, packed, or held without sale.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017 
$1,000,000$1,018,398$1,034,833$1,053,290$1,064,340$1,078,242$1,097,307$1,079,963

Qualified Facility: Definition 2: Average annual monetary value of all food sold during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year was less than $500,000, adjusted for inflation and sales to qualified end-users during such period exceeded the average annual monetary value of the food sold by such facility to all other purchasers.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
$500,000$509,199$517,417$526,645$532,170$539,121$548,654$539,982

Qualified Facility: Definition 1: Very Small Business - a facility averaging less than $2.5 million (adjusted for inflation) in annual sales per year during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year in sales of animal food plus the market value of animal food manufactured, processed, packed, or held without sale.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
$2,500,000$2,545,995$2.587,084$2,633,224$2,660,850$2,695,606$2,743,269$2,699,908

Qualified Facility: Definition 2: Average annual monetary value of all food sold during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year was less than $500,000, adjusted for inflation, and sales to qualified end-users during such period exceeded the average annual monetary value of the food sold by such facility to all other purchasers.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
$500,000$509,199$517,417$526,645$532,170$539,121$548,654$539,982

Qualified Exemption: A farm is eligible for a qualified exemption if the average annual monetary value of all food sold during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year was less than $500,000, adjusted for inflation, and sales to qualified end-users during such period exceeded the average annual monetary value of the food sold by such farm to all other buyers.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
$500,000$509,199$517,417$526,645$532,170$539,121$548,654$539,982

Not covered farm: A farm or farm mixed-type facility with an average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period of less than $25,000 (on a rolling basis).

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
$25,000$25,460$25,871$26,332$26,608$26,956$27,433$26,999

Very Small Importer: Definition 1 for Human Food – an importer (including any subsidiaries and affiliates) averaging less than $1 million per year, adjusted for inflation, during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year in sales of human food combined with the U.S. market value of human food imported, manufactured, processed, packed, or held without sale.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017 
$1,000,000$1,018,398$1,034,833$1,053,290$1,064,340$1,078,242$1,097,307$1,079,963

Very Small Importer: Definition 2 for Animal Food - an importer (including any subsidiaries and affiliates) averaging less than $2.5 million per year, adjusted for inflation, during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year in sales of animal food combined with the U.S. market value of animal food imported, manufactured, processed, packed, or held without sale.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
$2,500,000$2,545,995$2,587,084$2,633,224$2,660,850$2,695,606$2,743,269$2,699,908

Non-covered business: Shipper, loader, receiver, or carrier engaged in transportation operations that has less than $500,000, as adjusted for inflation, in average annual revenues, calculated on a rolling basis, during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
$500,000$509,199$517,417$526,645$532,170$539,121$548,654$539,982

Very Small business: A business (including any subsidiaries and affiliates) averaging less than $10,000,000, adjusted for inflation, per year, during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year in sales of human food plus the market value of human food manufactured, processed, packed, or held without sale.

Baseline Value for Cut-offs (2011)Value in 2012Value in 2013Value in 2014Value in 2015Value in 2016Value in 2017Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
$10,000,000$10,183,980$10,348,335$10,532,895$10,643,399$10,782,424$10,973,075$10,799,633

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