New Hampshire food business owners, if you manufacture, process, pack, or hold human food and meet the definition of a qualified facility, you are required to

  1. Follow current good manufacturing practices (cGMP),
  2. Maintain adequate record keeping,
  3. Register as a food facility, and
  4. Submit a Form FDA 3942a (attestation form) to the FDA electronically or by mail.

Business owners must submit their first attestation to the FDA by December 17, 2018, if they began manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding food prior to September 17, 2018. If businesses begin operation after September 17, 2018, owners must submit an attestation prior to operating.

If you would like assistance meeting FSMA compliance or would like additional information, please visit or submit a question electronically thru the FDA’s Technical Assistance Network (TAN).


Fruit & Vegetable Production Field Specialist
Extension Field Specialist, Fruit & Vegetable Production
Phone: (603) 787-6944
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824