NSAC Flowchart: FSMA Preventive Controls Rule

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has developed an easy-to-use flowchart to help food businesses and food processors determine whether or not their business needs to comply with some or all of the Preventive Controls Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Scroll down to page 4 for the section that deals with the Preventive Controls Rule.

Am I affected by new Food Safety Rules? A Flowchart for Farmers and Food Businesses

UNH Cooperative Extension's FSMA team has also developed two online resources to help businesses determine if they are covered by this rule.  We strongly encourage you to use all three tools, and contact a member of our team if you do not get the same answer from all three tools.

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.

Does the Preventive Controls Rule Apply to You?: An online survey tool that asks a series of questions about your business, and based on your answers, tells you if and where your business most likely falls under the rule.


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