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Posted 14 November 2022 - 11:45 PM

Hi there,

Does tea manufacturing fall outside the scope of the FSMA?

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Posted 15 November 2022 - 09:20 AM

Hi RajaBD,

 

is your tea produced in the form of B2B (business to business, sack packaging) powder

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in B2C (to customer) packaging, like in the bag packaging?



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Posted 15 November 2022 - 12:27 PM

 

Hi there,

Does tea manufacturing fall outside the scope of the FSMA?

Thank you.

 

Most likely not. If you sell in the USA and over state lines (including online), you have to follow FSMA.

Depending on it, you could qualify under food or a supplement.



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Posted 15 November 2022 - 09:36 PM

In the USA we blend tea (not tea leaves) with different flavors and sell them to customers (USA).



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Posted 15 November 2022 - 09:37 PM

It is not a business-to-business transaction. In the USA we blend tea (not tea leaves) with different flavors and sell them to customers.



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 10:26 PM

I'm not finding a smoking gun document that specifically lists tea under FSMA.  But I'd assume the FDA counts tea as a food intended for human consumption, and if your facility has a FDA registration number, you probably should be abiding by FSMA regulations.

 

The Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell | NIST





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