Does FSMA's Preventive Controls Rule Apply to your Maple Operation?

Some maple operations will have compliance requirements under the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA.  Determining where or if your operation falls under this rule is complicated, so our UNH Extension FSMA team has created an online tool that asks you a series of questions and based on your answers tells you where you most likely fall under the rule.

Does the Preventive Controls Rule apply to your maple operation? [on-line tool]

We strongly recommend that businesses also look at two other tools designed to help answer the question "Am I covered under this rule?" The three tools are intended to be used together.  If you do not recieve the same answer from all three tools, please contact a member of the FSMA team.

FSMA for Maple Producers [flow chart]: A flowchart, designed to help maple producers determine whether and to what extent they might be impacted by FSMA rules.

FSMA Preventive Controls Rule Explained: A series of six videos that briefly explain the rule and help food business and food processors determine whether or not the rule applies to their business.

This work is supported by Food Safety Outreach Program grant no. 2018-70020-28850/project accession no. 1017593 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Food Safety Field Specialist
Extension Field Specialist, Food Safety
Phone: 603-787-6944
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

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