Exemption Envelope Updated

June 12, 2024

front page of the exemption envelopeThe Exemption Envelope, which helps growers compile receipts to prove their FSMA status, has been updated.  The FDA updates the dollar amounts for a qualified exemption and not covered farms each year.  

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.  Currently- $638,491

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).  Currently- $31,925

You can find the updated front of the envelope on our Resources page.  

The NCR FSMA has printed envelopes that we are happy to send for free, but we're still using up envelopes with outdated numbers on them.


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