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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.

NOTE: As of 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses 2017=100 for estimating the GDP deflator instead of 2012=100. We have updated all the values in the tables on this page to reflect the changes to the GDP deflator. BEA current standard practice is to update the base for GDP deflator every 5 years; FDA will update in unison and provide that update here.

  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
GDP Deflator 104.008 105.381 110.213 117.973 122.273

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: 2021, 2022, and 2023;
  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 2021 – 2023.”
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