The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Food Traceability Final Rule fulfilling Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Section 204.

The compliance guide describes the requirements of food traceability regulations to assist small entities, including farms and small businesses, in complying with the applicable recordkeeping requirements.

The Food Traceability Final Rule was issued in November 2022 and the compliance date for recordkeeping requirements is January 20, 2026. For questions about the Food Traceability Final Rule, stakeholders can contact the FSMA Technical Assistance Network (TAN).