The food facility update period starts on October 1st
Under the Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. to register and to renew their registration on a biennial basis. Registration renewals take place on even-numbered years, from October 1st – December 31st.
Registration, and its renewal, is important because it ensures that the agency has current information about facilities that handle food for consumption in the U.S.
Information about a facility’s food product categories is a key element to allow for rapid communications between the FDA and facilities directly impacted by actual or potential food-related emergencies or food safety incidents.
Renewal must be completed by December 31st
It’s imperative that you renew your registration within the allotted dates. The renewal process is simple: review your current registration, update any changes or corrections, and submit!
Companies that fail to do so will lose their FDA registration number and will no longer be able to import food products into the U.S. As a global service provider, Livingston acts as an agent for hundreds of clients that handle food for consumption into the U.S. as foreign facilities.
We’re here to help!
If you’re a foreign food facility operator and need a U.S. agent, email us: LIIPGA@livingstonintl.com.
The food facility update period starts on October 1st. To complete your renewal online, visit the FDA website.
To learn more about the FDA food facility registration renewal, download our Q&A.