Despite the giant piles of rules, summaries, fact sheets, and guidance for the various FSMA rules. FDA didn’t publish a simple list of effective compliance dates for all of the rules until two full rules after the rules took effect (they finally got it out there in October 2017). Even now it’s hard to say which of the portions of the timeline pdf pictured above are still accurate.
Ultimately it feels like it takes hours of sleuthing through FDA.gov to find the actual dates at any given moment.
Don’t worry, I’ve got your back; below is a complete list of FSMA compliance dates for all rules all in one place. I’ll keep this updated as FDA continues to extend compliance dates or certain provisions of the rule as I’m made aware of them through FDA/CFSAN updates and communications.
Use this as a quick and dirty reference for any rule you’re keeping an eye on (especially as a small or very small facility). You can see how they all line up side by side and easily link to FDA’s page on requirements for reference.
Better late than never for both me and FDA. Together we can eat this elephant!