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Draft Guidance for Industry: Determining the Number of Employees for Purposes of the “Small Business” Definition in Parts 117 and 507 March 2018

Draft

Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

Draft Guidance for Industry: Determining the Number of Employees for Purposes of the “Small Business” Definition in Parts 117 and 507

Docket Number:
FDA-2018-D-0671
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine
Office of Food Safety
Office of Surveillance and Compliance

The purpose of this guidance is to help industry subject to Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) part 117 (part 117) or 21 CFR part 507 (part 507) determine the number of employees for purposes of the “small business” definition under parts 117 and 507.

FDA’s guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe the Agency’s current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in Agency guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.

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Questions?

For questions regarding this draft document as it relates to our regulation entitled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food,” contact the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at 240-402-2166.

For questions regarding this draft document as it relates to our regulation entitled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals,” contact the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at 240-402-6246.


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You can submit online or written comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5))

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Division of Dockets Management (HFA- 305)
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5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2018-D-0671.