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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.

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
GDP Deflator 98.118 100 101.754 103.667 104.755 105.903 107.903 110.308 112.345

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: 2017, 2018, and 2019;
  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 2017 – 2019.”

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$1,000,000 $1,019,181 $1,037,057 $1,056,554 $1,067,643 $1,079,343 $1,099,727 $1,124,238 $1,144,999 $1,122,988

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$500,000 $509,590 $518,529 $528,277 $533,822 $539,672 $549,863 $562,119 $572,499 $561,494

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$2,500,000 $2,547,952 $2,592,644 $2,641,386 $2,669,108 $2,698,358 $2,749,317 $2,810,595 $2,862,497 $2,807,470

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$500,000 $509,590 $518,529 $528,277 $533,822 $539,672 $549,863 $562,119 $572,499 $561,494

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$500,000 $509,590 $518,529 $528,277 $533,822 $539,672 $549,863 $562,119 $572,499 $561,494

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$25,000 $25,480 $25,926 $26,414 $26,691 $26,984 $27,493 $28,106 $28,625 $28,075

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$1,000,000 $1,019,181 $1,037,057 $1,056,554 $1,067,643 $1,079,343 $1,099,727 $1,124,238 $1,144,999 $1,122,988

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$2,500,000 $2,547,952 $2,592,644 $2,641,386 $2,669,108 $2,698,358 $2,749,317 $2,810,595 $2,862,497 $2,807,470

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$500,000 $509,590 $518,529 $528,277 $533,822 $539,672 $549,863 $562,119 $572,499 $561,494

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 2012 Value in 2013 Value in 2014 Value in 2015 Value in 2016 Value in 2017 Value in 2018 Value in 2019 Average 3 Year Value for 2017 - 2019
$10,000,000 $10,191,810 $10,370,574 $10,565,544 $10,676,430 $10,793,432 $10,997,269 $11,242,382 $11,449,989 $11,229,880