FDA food facility registration renewal portal open until December 31 – DUNS number now required

On October 1, the FDA opened its portal where food facilities must renew their food facility registrations. The window for renewal will run from October 1 until December 31. We encourage our clients to renew early to avoid any import disruptions by following the steps listed below. All food facilities must submit a timely renewal. Failure to do so will cause product to be denied entry into the U.S.

The U.S. FDA Food Facility Registration must be renewed from October 1 to December 31. Instructions and the portal are here.

A DUNS number associated with the physical location of the food facility must be provided. FDA will no longer offer flexibility. Without a valid DUNS number, the imported food shipment will not be allowed to enter the U.S. The DUNS number can be obtained here.

The name and contact information on the FDA food facility registration must exactly match the DUNS number contact information. If not, the registration will be rejected. For example, if the FDA registration identifies “ABC Manufacturing” at “123 Main Street,” while the DUNS number info is listed as “ABC Manufacturing LLC” at 123 Main St.,” the registration will be denied. The two must be an exact match in every way.