Voices: Food Safety

Renew Your Facility Registration Now

A fairly new requirement of the 2011 FSMA requires food facility registrations by this Dec. 31.

By David Lennarz of Registrar Corp.

Every food facility that registered with the U.S. FDA before this Oct. 1 is required to renew its FDA registration by Dec. 31, 2014. FDA will consider registrations that are not renewed by this date to be expired, making it a prohibited act for that facility to distribute food in the United States. FDA will hold any food shipped from a foreign facility with an expired registration at its U.S. port of entry until the facility is properly renewed.

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