Food Importers – Important reminder of Food Facility Registration 2016 renewal


The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that all food facilities update their registration every even-numbered year.  This is the year!

The 2016 Food Facility Registration Biennial Renewal period begins October 1, 2016, and ends December 31, 2016.  Failure to renew your registration during this specified time frame will result in cancellation of your Food Facility Registration number.

For further information, see the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Food Facility Registration User Guide.

Renewals are to be completed on line via the following link.

If you have any technical difficulties with the site, please contact the FDA FURLS Helpdesk at 1-800-216-7331 or 301-575-0156.

Please note: All non-US companies registering food facilities need a “US agent.”  Livingston can act as your agent.  However, this is a fee-based service which requires a contract agreement.  If you would like further information on procedures for listing Livingston as your agent, or have general questions about this regulatory update, please contact