For all food facilities, 2020 is an FDA biennial registration year. The FDA Food Facility Renewal deadline is Dec 31, 2020. We highly recommend that all facilities register as early as possible in order to address and avoid complications. Facilities without a valid medical device establishment registration risk detention or refusal of imports by FDA or CBP.
Every other year, the FDA requires food facilities to confirm that the information FDA has on hand for the facility is complete, accurate, and up to date.
The registration period opens on October 1, 2020, and closes on December 31, 2020.
Unless a waiver is granted for paper submission, all renewals and new registrations are to be filed electronically via the FDA FURL Website.
There is no fee to register or use the FDA FURL Website.
There are changes in FEI for 2020: The FDA will require all registrants to provide a unique DUNS number. If you do not have one, you can obtain one via the FDA portal and the FDA has published a user guide. Alternately, you can go directly to the Dun & Bradstreet website.
If you have questions,please check the FDA Renewal FAQ that John S. Connor has put together to assist our importing community.