The Food Safety Modernization Act requires U.S. and foreign food facilities to renew their registration with the Food and Drug Administration every even-numbered year between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 to indicate the types of foods produced or held at each facility. New this year to the registration process is the requirement for companies to identify the type of activity conducted at the facilities for each food product category.
The Food and Drug Administration uses this information, when necessary, to provide quick and targeted responses to food-related emergencies stemming from accidental or intentional contamination or adulteration. IDFA encourages members to register early to avoid any system issues due to a last-minute registration rush.
Members with questions may contact Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and counsel, at email@example.com.
FDA has several guidance documents available to help food facilities with the registration renewal process.