The Food and Drug Administration sent a reminder last Thursday to companies that export dairy products to China, Chile and the European Union, telling them to utilize the online application for inclusion in the Dairy Listing Module (DLM) under the FDA Unified Registrations and Listing Systems (FURLS). The module is a set of country-specific lists of U.S. manufacturers and processors of milk products that customs officials use to identify companies that are eligible to sell dairy products in their respective countries.
Although companies may export products without registering, the lists reduce the need to supply export certificates or other documents verifying they are in good standing with FDA. Additionally, if a company is not on the list, its product could be delayed or rejected by customs officials.
FDA previously compiled the lists from written applications but decided to move the application process online to accelerate and simplify the listing process for companies. These lists are updated quarterly.
The module portal and application can be found here.
For more information, contact Beth Hughes, IDFA director of international affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.