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US FDA Started Biennial Food Facility Registration Process

On 19 October 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) announced that the updated food facility registration system would become available at 12:01 am. Monday Morning, October 22, 2012.

 
PRLog - Nov. 6, 2012 - Under the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) every registered facility is required to re-register every 2 years in even numbered years from October 1st to December 31st; of which 2012 will be the first year.

All facilities that previously registered prior to October 1, 2012 must renew their registration. Failure to renew the registration of the facility and update the information as required is a prohibited act, under 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1.241 (http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/ucm314178.htm (http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/ucm314178.htm)). For foreign food facilities this will result in refusal to allow entry of food products into the United States of America and for domestic facilities the products cannot to be sold legally into interstate commerce.  

The US FDA is required to accept registration and re-registration renewal by fax, mail and electronically and recommends that companies register and renew their registration via electronic means on the FDA food facility registration website (http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInfor...).

About SGS Food Safety Services

SGS is committed to keeping you informed of regulatory news and developments. Leveraging the global network of laboratories and food experts, SGS provides a comprehensive range of food safety and quality solutions including analytical testing, audits, certifications, inspections and technical support. SGS continually invests in world class testing capabilities and state-of-the-art technology to help you reduce risks, and improve food safety and quality.

For further information please contact the SGS food experts.

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SGS Consumer Testing Services


James Cook

Food Safety Technologist

291 Fairfield Ave, Fairfield

New Jersey 07004, USA

t: +1 973 575 5252

Email: cts.media@sgs.com

Website: http://www.sgs.com/pages/consumer-testing/sgs-consumer-go...

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.

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