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FDA Renewal Time

It’s an even year, which means it’s time again for the biennial registration renewal!

“Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities that are required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on December 31 of each even-numbered year.” If you do not renew by the end of December 31, 2022, your registration is considered expired and will be removed from your account.


In addition, this year is adding a new requirement. Each facility location must have a unique DUNS number. “All facilities must include a unique facility identifier recognized as acceptable to FDA with the registration submission. To date, FDA recognizes the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as an acceptable UFI. The DUNS number is assigned and managed by Dun & Bradstreet. DUNS numbers can be obtained or verified by visiting D&B’s website.”


The FDA expects all registrants to provide their DUNS number with their registration/renewal submission before December 31, 2022. For step-by-step instructions, visit the FDA page here!