# 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 beginning of April each year.

20112012201320142015201620172018

GDP Deflator

98.118

100

101.754

103.667

104.755

105.903

107.903

110.308

If you choose to use the information below to determine whether your facility, farm, or other operation (depending on the relevant FSMA rule) had average annual sales/revenue below the most recent adjusted cut-off, you would:

1. Determine your annual sales and/or revenue information (depending on the FSMA rule) for each of these years:  2016, 2017, and 2018;
2. Calculate your average annual sales/revenue for those three years;
3. Compare your three-year average to the value posted in the column titled “Average 3 Year Value for 2016 – 2018.”

#### Preventive Controls for Human Food

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2016 - 2018
\$1,000,000\$1,019,181\$1,037,057\$1,056,554\$1,067,643\$1,079,343\$1,099,727\$1,124,238\$1,101,103

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2016 - 2018
\$500,000\$509,590\$518,529\$528,277\$533,822\$539,672\$549,863\$562,119\$550,551

#### Preventive Controls for Animal Food

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2016 - 2018
\$2,500,000\$2,547,952\$2,592,644\$2,641,386\$2,669,108\$2,698,358\$2,749,317\$2,810,595\$2,752,757

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2016 - 2018
\$500,000\$509,590\$518,529\$528,277\$533,822\$539,672\$549,863\$562,119\$550,551

#### Produce Safety

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2016 - 2018
\$500,000\$509,590\$518,529\$528,277\$533,822\$539,672\$549,863\$562,119\$550,551

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2016 - 2018
\$25,000\$25,480\$25,926\$26,414\$26,691\$26,984\$27,493\$28,106\$27,528

#### Foreign Supplier Verification Programs

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2015 - 2017
\$1,000,000\$1,019,181\$1,037,057\$1,056,554\$1,067,643\$1,079,343\$1,099,727\$1,124,238\$1,101,103

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2016 - 2018
\$2,500,000\$2,547,952\$2,592,644\$2,641,386\$2,669,108\$2,698,358\$2,749,317\$2,810,595\$2,752,757

#### Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3 Year Value for 2016 - 2018
\$500,000\$509,590\$518,529\$528,277\$533,822\$539,672\$549,863\$562,119\$550,551

#### Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration

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 2017Value in 2018Average 3
Year
Value
for
2015 - 2017
\$10,000,000\$10,191,810\$10,370,574\$10,565,544\$10,676,430\$10,793,432\$10,997,269\$11,242,382\$11,011,028

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