The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin accepting food facility registration renewals on Oct. 1, 2022, and continue through the end of the calendar year.
All food facilities are required to submit renewals before the December 31, 2022 deadline or risk having their products being denied entry into ports of the United States.
POINTS OF NOTE FROM THE FDA
The FDA Food Facility Registration must be renewed sometime beginning October 1 through December 31. Click here for further instructions and to register on the portal.
A DUNS number associated with the physical location of the food facility must be provided. Without a valid, correct DUNS number, the imported food shipment will not be allowed to enter the U.S. Importers may obtain the DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet online at this link.
Take extra caution to assure the name and contact information on the FDA food facility registration matches the DUNS number contact information exactly. If not, the registration will be rejected.
REGARDING THE DUNS NUMBER REQUIREMENT
Averitt would like to stress to its customers the fact every registrant must have a Data Universal Numbering System D-U-N-S (DUNS) number associated with the physical location of the food facility being renewed.
The FDA food facility registration must exactly match the DUNS number contact information. If not, the registration risks being canceled. For example, if the FDA registration identifies “ABC Manufacturing” at “123 Main Street,” while the DUNS number info is listed as “ABC Manufacturing LLC” at 123 Main St.,” the registration will be denied. The two must be an exact match in every way.