On October 1, 2022, The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Facility Registration Renewal will open its portal where food facilities must renew their food facility registrations. The window for renewal will run from October 1 until December 31. We encourage you to renew early to avoid any disruption in your shipments. All food facilities in your supply chains must submit a timely renewal. Failure to do so will cause product to be denied entry into the U.S.
Registrants must have a DUNS number associated with the physical location of the food facility (a DUNS number for the corporate headquarters is not sufficient!). The FDA will no longer accept the use of “pending” in lieu of a valid DUNS number. You can apply for a DUNS number here.
Please note: the name and contact information on the FDA food facility registration must exactly match the DUNS number contact information. If not, the registration may be cancelled.
We urge you to communicate immediately with food facilities in your supply chain, including the manufacturer or grower, the consolidator, the shipper and the Ultimate Consignee (“deliver to” party) about these important requirements.
See these helpful tips from the FDA and this Webinar for more information.