The Food and Drug Administration activated the food facility registration renewal process on October 22, 2012. Currently the FDA site is experiencing service issues and may tell registrants to access at a later time. Users will need to be patient but persistent. When the site is accessed users should progress to a second screen to check the renewal without update option if there are no changes to the registration. A Biennial renewal process was mandated by the Food Safety and Modernization Act. Existing registrants will need to visit the FDA registration site at:
For businesses who created a new registration after October 1, 2012, that registration also complies with the requirement to have updated information in the FDA system during the last calendar quarter of each even numbered year.
Due to the delays experienced by members accessing the site we will be asking FDA to extend the window for renewals into the first quarter of 2013.
Thu, September 27, 2012
by Bill Earle