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Food Facility Registration User Guide: Step-by-Step Instructions

June 2014

Return to Online Registration


Register a Food Facility

After you have logged in to FDA Industry Systems, choose "Food Facility Registration" from the list of systems available on the FURLS Home Page (Figure 1.)

Figure 1

Register a Food Facility Figure 1

 To register a food facility choose "Register a Food Facility." from the Main Menu in the Food Facility Registration Module (FFRM) home page (Figure 2). After you have registered a facility you may also use this menu to complete a draft registration, update a facility registration, cancel a facility registration, link a registration to your account, search for one of your facility registrations, manage registrations among your accounts or confirm receipt of a mailed notification.

Figure 2

 FFRM Main Menu Figure 2

At the top of every page in FFRM (Figure 3), a status bar will track your progress through each step of the online application process. A "Get Help" link will provide page specific help. For an overview of all the help files available see the FDA Industry Systems Index of Help Pages.

At the top right of the page the link "FURLS Home" will take you to the FIS/FURLS home page (Figure 1). "FFRM Home" will take you to the Food Facility Registration main menu (Figure 2). Choose FURLS Home to log out.

Figure 3

FFRM Status Bar Figure 3

At the top and bottom of each screen are 3 navigation buttons (See Figure 4 below)

Figure 4

Register a Food Facility Figure 4

  • Back to Step XX - go back one screen and continue entering registration information. Information entered on the current screen will not be saved.
  • Continue - go to the next screen and continue entering registration information.
  • Cancel & Start Again from Section X- the system will return you to the previous section. Any information you entered will not be saved.
  • Save and Exit – save a partially complete registration. (See Save and Exit-Save a Partially Completed Registration for more details) 

Broker Identification

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. This section is required.

If you are creating a registration for the first time, the following questions will be displayed before Section 1 of the registration process. These questions will identify who you are and whether you need to register your facility.

Figure 4b

Register a Food Facility Broker Identification Figure 4b
 

Regardless of the answers chosen, you may continue to register your food facility. You may also view your responses on the registration review page.

Fields Included in this Section

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

*Are you a manufacturer, processer, or packer of food for human or animal consumption in the United States or do you hold such products?

Select “No” if you are not a manufacturer, processer, or packer of food for human or animal consumption in the United States or you do not hold such products.

*Are you a broker, distributor, importer/filer?

Select “Yes” if you are a broker, distributor, importer/filer.

*Do you take physical possession of the goods?

Select “No” if you do not take physical possession of the goods.

   

Register a Food Facility -- Step 1

 Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

Section 1 - Type of Registration

This section is required.

Indicate the location of the facility being registered and whether you are submitting a registration as a new owner of a previously registered facility (Figure 5). (Subaccounts have the option of determining if their account will be automatically linked to this registration or not.)

Figure 5

Register a Food Facility Figure 5

Select Continue.

Fields Included in this Section

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

*Type of Registration

Specifies whether the facility is located within or outside the United States of America. Choose one of the following two options:

Domestic Registration - to indicate that the facility is located in a State or Territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

- or -
 

Foreign Registration - to indicate a facility is not a domestic facility.

Are You The New Owner Of A Previously Registered Facility?

Select Yes if you are submitting a registration as a new owner of a previously registered facility.

Select No if you are submitting a registration for a facility never previously registered.

Previous owner’s title

Select a title for the previous owner from one of the options shown (Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms, Dr., Other). If “other” is chosen, the system will allow you to enter your own title.

Previous owner's name If you are a new owner of a previously registered facility, provide the name of the previous owner of the facility, if known.

Previous owner's registration number

The Registration Number is assigned to a facility by FDA. If you are a new owner of a previously registered facility, provide the previous owner's registration number for this facility, if known. If the new owner provides the old registration number, FDA will send a notification to the former owner seeking confirmation, and will cancel the former registration upon receipt of confirmation, or FDA's independent confirmation of a change in ownership, whichever occurs first. If the new owner does not provide the old registration number, FDA will keep the old registration in its database until it independently affirms that the facility is under new ownership.

 

 Register a Food Facility -- Step 2

Enter the name and address of the facility being registered. As an option, you may also enter information about a Preferred Mailing Address if that address is different from the Facility Address.

 Section 2 - Facility Name / Address Information

This section is required.

Enter the name, address, phone number, FAX number, and e-mail address of the facility being registered (Figure 6).

If you would like to have the system fill in this section using the information you entered when you created your account, select the “Auto fill Address” option.

Figure 6

Register a Food Facility Figure 6

Fields Included in this Section

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

*Facility Name

The name of the facility being registered.

Facility Name Suffix

The type of company, for example, “company,” “corporation,” or “limited.”

*Country/Area

The country/area in which the facility is located. For foreign registrations, select a country/area from the pull-down menu. (For domestic registrations, United States is filled in automatically.)

Facility Street Address, Line 1

The street name and address number

Facility Street Address, Line 2

The second street name and address number, if applicable. May also enter information such as Suite number.

*Zip Code (Postal Code)

The state, province, or territory in which the facility is located. Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."

*City

The city in which the facility is located.

*State/Province/Territory

The state, province, or territory in which the facility is located. Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."

*Phone Number
Country Code

For foreign registrations, the three-digit country code of the telephone number for the facility being registered

*Phone Number
Area/City Code

The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the facility being registered.

*Phone Number
 

The telephone number of the facility being registered.

Phone Number
Extension

The telephone extension, if any, dialed after the telephone number, of the facility being registered

FAX Number
Country Code

For foreign registrations, the three-digit country code of the telephone number of the FAX machine for the facility being registered

FAX Number
Area/City Code

The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the FAX machine of the facility being registered.

FAX Number
 

The telephone number of the FAX machine of the facility being registered.

*E-mail Address

An electronic mail address for the facility being registered.

If your facility has a preferred mailing address complete Section 3, otherwise select Continue to validate your address (es).

Note: The messages, "Facility Address is invalid" or "The address submitted has been validated with corrections" means that the system was unable to verify the address (es) you entered. You are advised to re-check the address (es) entered. If they are incorrect, select "Return to Step 2 and make changes" to correct the information. If the changes made by the system are correct select "Accept validated address and continue." If you wish to keep your original address as entered, select "Keep your address and continue" and continue with the registration. The registration will be processed normally.

Figure 6b

Food Facility Registration Help: Keep Your Address Figure 6b

Note:  If you receive the following message after your address has been validated, then the system has determined that the new registration you are attempting to create may be a possible duplicate to an existing registration.  While you may continue to create your new registration, please be aware that it has been flagged and will be reviewed by the FDA.

Figure 6c

Figure 6c

 Section 3 - Optional: Preferred Mailing Address Information

This section is optional, but if you intend to enter a preferred mailing address, fields that are marked with *** are required.

***Name

The name of the facility being registered.

***Country/Area

The country/area in which the facility is located. For foreign registrations, select a country/area from the pull-down menu. (For domestic registrations, United States is filled in automatically.)

***Address, Line 1

The street name and address number

Address, Line 2

The second street name and address number, if applicable. May also enter information such as Suite number.

***Zip Code (Postal Code)

The state, province, or territory in which the facility is located Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."

***City

The city in which the facility is located.

*State/Province/Territory

The state, province, or territory in which the facility is located. Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."

***Phone Number
Country Code

For foreign registrations, the three-digit country code of the telephone number for the facility being registered

***Phone Number
Area/City Code

The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the facility being registered.

***Phone Number
Phone Number

The telephone number of the facility being registered.

Phone Number
Extension

The telephone extension, if any, dialed after the telephone number, of the facility being registered

FAX Number
Country Code

For foreign registrations, the three-digit country code of the telephone number of the FAX machine for the facility being registered

FAX Number
Area/City Code

The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the FAX machine of the facility being registered.

FAX Number
 

The telephone number of the FAX machine of the facility being registered.

E-mail Address

An electronic mail address for the facility being registered.

Figure 7

Register a Food Facility Figure 7

 

Select Continue to validate your Preferred Mailing Address.

Note: The messages, "Facility Address is invalid" or "The address submitted has been validated with corrections" means that the system was unable to verify the address (es) you entered. You are advised to re-check the address (es) entered. If they are incorrect, select "Return to Step 3 and make changes" to correct the information. If the changes made by the system are correct select "Accept validated address and continue." If you wish to keep your original address as entered, select "Keep your address and continue" and continue with the registration. The registration will be processed normally.

Figure 7b

Food Facility Registration Help: Preferred Mailing Address 

   

 Register a Food Facility -- Step 4

 Section 4 - Parent Company Name/Address Information and Trade Names

This section is optional; enter if applicable and if different than information entered in section 2 or 3.

The company that owns the facility being registered is referred to as the Parent Company. If the Facility and the Parent Company have different names, you must complete this section (Figure 8); if they have the same name, leave this section blank. The Facility Address and the Parent Company Address do not need to be in the same country/area.

This section is optional, but if you intend to enter a parent company name/address, fields that are marked with *** are required.

Fields Included in this Section:

If information is the same as another section, check which section applies.

Specifies whether the parent company name/address information is identical to previously entered information. If you choose one of these and decide the information is not what you wanted, you may choose Clear to undo and fill in the correct information manually.

  • Choose Section 2 if the parent company name/address is the same as the facility name/address information entered in Section 2: Facility Name / Address Information.

or -

  • Choose Section 3 if the parent company name/address is the same as the preferred mailing address information entered in Section
  • 3: Preferred Mailing Address Information.

or -

  • Choose None of the Above if your Parent Company name address is different from the Facility and the Preferred Mailing Addresses
  • Choose Clear if you need to clear Section 4

AutoFill Address

If this is the first facility registration entered by this account holder this session, this option will copy the company address data from your account information. Otherwise, this option will fill the address fields automatically using data in this section from the last registration entered this session. If you choose AutoFill, and decide the information is not what you wanted, you may choose Clear to undo and fill in the correct information manually.

***Name of Parent Company

The name of the company that owns the facility being registered, if different from facility name.

***Parent Company Suffix

The type of company, for example “company,” “corporation,” or “Limited.”

***Country/Area

The country/area in which the parent company is located. For foreign registrations, select a country/area from the pull-down menu. (For domestic registrations, United States is filled in automatically.)

*** Street Address of Parent Company, Line 1

The street name and address number.

Street Address of Parent Company, Line 2

The second street name and address number, if applicable. May also enter information such as Suite number.

***Zip Code (Postal Code)

The state, province, or territory in which the parent company is located. Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."

***City

The city in which the parent company is located.

***State/Province/Territory

The state, province, or territory in which the parent company is located. Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."

***Phone Number
Country Code

For foreign registrations, the three-digit country code of the telephone number for the parent company.

***Phone Number
Area/City Code

The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the parent company.

***Phone Number
 

The telephone number of the parent company.

Phone Number
Extension

The telephone extension, if any, dialed after the telephone number, of the parent company.

FAX Number
Country Code

For foreign registrations, the three-digit country code of the telephone number of the FAX machine for the parent company.

FAX Number
Area/City Code

The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the FAX machine of the parent company.

FAX Number
 

The telephone number of the FAX machine of the parent company.

E-mail Address

An electronic mail address for the parent company.

The Alternate Trade Name(s) section is required, if applicable.

Enter alternate trade name information. If this facility conducts business under a name other than that entered in Section 2: Facility Name / Address Information complete this section. For example, complete this section if you describe your facility as "also doing business as ..." or "facility also known as ..."

Figure 8

Register a Food Facility Figure 8

   

 Section 5 - Facility Emergency Contact Information

Enter the Facility Emergency Contact Information (Figure 9b). FDA will use this information in case of emergency to notify the facility of the nature of the emergency. Unless foreign facilities choose to designate another emergency contact, FDA will use their U.S. agent as the emergency contact. If you are registering a foreign facility, the system will prompt you to indicate whether you wish to use your U.S. Agent as your emergency contact (Figure 9a)

Fields Included in this Section

For domestic facilities, fields marked with asterisks (*) are required.

Title

The title for the emergency contact, such as “Mr.,” or “Mrs.”

First Name

The First name of the emergency contact person.

Middle Name

The Middle name of the emergency contact person.

Last Name

The Last name of the emergency contact person.

Job Title

The title for the emergency contact, such as “manager,” “ceo,” “president.”

*Emergency Contact Phone Number Country Code

For foreign registrations, the three-digit country code of the telephone number for the facility being registered

* Emergency Contact Phone Number
Area/City Code

The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the facility being registered.

*Emergency Contact Phone Number
Phone Number

The telephone number of the emergency contact.

Phone Number
Extension

The telephone extension, if any, dialed after the telephone number of the emergency contact.

E-mail Address

An electronic mail address for the emergency contact.

Figure 9a

Register a Food Facility Figure 9a

Figure 9b

 Figure 9b

 

 Section 6 - Trade Names

This section has been combined with section 4 to form a new section titled: Parent Company Name/Address Information & Trade Names (Figure 10).

Figure 10

Register a Food Facility Figure 10

 

 Section 7 - United States Agent

This section is required for registration of foreign facilities.

Enter information about the United States Agent for the facility being registered. (Figure 11) Every foreign facility must have a U.S. Agent who acts as the domestic communications representative for that facility. If you indicated in Section 1: Type of Registration that the facility being registered is a foreign facility, you are required to enter information about the U.S. Agent. Domestic facilities do not require a U.S. Agent.

Fields Included in this Section

For foreign facilities, all fields marked with asterisks (**) are required.

Note: The U.S. Agent should not be confused with the Agent in Charge, which is another type of submitter for either domestic or foreign facilities.

Autofill Address

If this is the first facility registration entered by this account holder this session, no data will be entered. Otherwise, this option will fill the address fields automatically using data in this section from the last registration entered this session. If you choose AutoFill, and decide the information is not what you wanted, you may choose Clear to undo and fill in the correct information manually.

Are you an individual, partnership, corporation, or association?

Select the option that best describes the U.S. Agent type.

*First Name of U.S. Agent

The first name of the person acting as U. S. Agent for the foreign facility being registered.

Middle Name of U.S. Agent

The middle name of the person acting as U. S. Agent for the foreign facility being registered.

Last Nme of U.S. Agent

The last name of the person acting as U. S. Agent for the foreign facility being registered.

*Country/Area

The country/area in which the U.S. Agent is located. Because the U.S. Agent must reside in the U.S., the Country/Area is automatically filled in with “United States.”

U.S. Agent Street Address, Line 1

The street name and address number of the U.S. Agent.

U.S. Agent Street Address, Line 2

The second street name and address number, if applicable. May also enter information such as Suite number.

*Zip Code

The zip code for the U.S. address of the U.S. Agent.

*City

The city in which the U.S.Agent is located.

*State/Province/Territory

The state, province, or territory in which the U.S. Agent is located. Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."

*Phone Number
Area/City Code

The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the U.S. Agent.

*Phone Number
 

The telephone number of the U.S. Agent.

Phone Number
Extension

The telephone extension, if any, dialed after the telephone number, of the U.S. Agent.

*Emergency Contact Phone Number
Area/City Code

The telephone number of the U. S. Agent that FDA can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in case of emergency.

 

Emergency Contact Fax Number
Area/City Code

The FAX number of the U. S. Agent that FDA can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in case of emergency.

 

*E-mail Address

An electronic mail address for the U.S. Agent.

Figure 11

Register a Food Facility Figure 11

Select Continue to validate the US Agent address.

Note: The messages, "Facility Address is invalid" or "The address submitted has been validated with corrections" means that the system was unable to verify the address (es) you entered. You are advised to re-check the address (es) entered. If they are incorrect, select "Return to Step 6 and make changes" to correct the information. If the changes made by the system are correct select "Accept validated address and continue." If you wish to keep your original address as entered, select "Keep your address and continue" and continue with the registration. The registration will be processed normally.
 

Figure 11b

Food Facility Registration Help: Agent Address Validation Figure 11b

   

 Register a Food Facility -- Step 7

 Setion 8 - Seasonal Facility Dates of Operation

Indicate the approximate dates during which this facility operates if it operates on a seasonal basis. You may select up to two different Harvest periods with a start and end month. (Figure 12).

This section is optional.

Dates of Operation
For Harvest 1

The approximate months during which the facility operates, if it operates on a seasonal basis.
Select Start Month and End Month.

Dates of Operation
For Harvest 2

The approximate months during which the facility operates, if it operates on a seasonal basis.
Select Start Month and End Month.

Figure 12

Register a Food Facility Figure 12

 Section 9 - Types of Storage (for Facilities that are Primarily holders)

This section is optional.

If the facility being registered is solely a warehouse/holding facility, you may choose to complete this section (Figure 13). If the facility is not solely a warehouse/holding facility you may skip this section.

Figure 13

Register a Food Facility Figure 13

 

Register a Food Facility-- Step 8

Section 10 –Type of Activity Conducted at the Facility and General Product Categories –Human/Animal/Both

This section is required. 

All facilities that are registering must complete section 10a, 10b or both sections if applicable. Select as many of the categories as appropriate.
If your facility does not manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human consumption, select box 39: "None of the Above Mandatory Categories." You may then enter in your own description in the text box provided.

The Type of Activity Conducted at the Facility selections are optional. You may check all types of operations that are performed at this facility regarding the manufacturing/processing, packing or holding of food. For example, if the Product Category “alcoholic beverages, number 2” is selected, and you perform as a “manufacturer/processor” you would select that option on line 2 in the eighth column.

After selecting “Food for Human Consumption” or “Food for Animal Consumption”, you may continue and first select the General Product Categories that are conducted at your facility.  You may then select the Activity Types that are associated with those categories on the following screen.

Examples for Section 10a and 10b are shown below (Figure 14 and Figure 15).

Figure 14

Register a Food Facility Figure 14

 

Register a Food Facility-- Step 9

Section 10b –Type of Activity Conducted at the Facility and General Product Categories – Food for Animal Consumption

This section is optional.

Select as many of the 27 categories as appropriate. (See Figure 15) If none of the mandatory categories apply, select box 28: "None of the Above Food Categories." You may then enter in your own description in the text box provided.

Note: For more information on the use of food product categories in registration of food facilities, see Guidance for Industry: Necessity of the Use of Food Product Categories in Registration of Food Facilities. For more information about each of the categories included in Sections 10a and 10b, see the Product Code Builder and the relevant regulation (21 CFR 170.3).

Figure 15

Register a Food Facility Figure 15

 

Register a Food Facility-- Step 10

Section 11 – Owner, Operator, or Agent in Charge Information

This section is required.

If the contact information for the owner, operator, or agent in charge is the same as that in another section of the form, choose the circle corresponding to that section;
Otherwise enter the information as requested (Figure 16).

*Name of Entity or Individual who is the Owner, Operator, or Agent in charge
 
If information  is the same as another section of the form, check which section
 
The name of the person or entity who is the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered.
 
 
Specifies whether the owner, operator, or agent in charge address information is identical to previously entered information.  If you choose one of these and decide the information is not what you wanted, you may choose Clear to undo and fill in the correct information manually.
 
Choose Section 2 if the owner, operator, or agent in charge address information is the same as the facility address information entered in Section 2: Facility Name / Address Information.
- or -
 
Choose Section 3 if the owner, operator, or agent in charge address information is the same as the preferred mailing address information entered in Section 3: Preferred Mailing Address Information.
 
- or -
Choose Section 4 if the owner, operator, or agent in charge address information is the same as the Parent Company address information entered in Section 4: Parent Company Name / Address Information.
- or -
For foreign facilities, choose Section 7 if the owner, operator, or agent in charge address information is the same as the U. S. Agent address information entered in Section 7: United States Agent.
- or -
Choose Clear if you need to clear Section 12
*Country/Area
The country/area in which the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered is located.
*Street Address Line 1
The address of the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered.  This can be a physical/geographical location or other mailing address.
Street Address Line 2
The second address line of the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered.   You may choose to enter a Suite or Apartment Number.
*Zip Code (Postal Code)
The zip code (for domestic addresses) or postal code (for foreign addresses) for the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered.
*City
The city in which the owner, operator,  or agent in charge of the facility being registered  is located
*State/Province/Territory
The state, province, or territory in which the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered is located.  Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."
Phone Number
Country Code
For foreign addresses, the three-digit country code for the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered.
*Phone Number
Area/City Code
The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) for the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered.
Phone Number
The telephone number for the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered.
Phone Number
Extension
The telephone extension, if any, dialed after the telephone number,  
Fax Number
Country Code
For foreign addresses, the three-digit country code for the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered.
Fax Number
Area/City Code
The three-digit  area code (for domestic  addresses)  or city code (for foreign addresses)  for the telephone  number of the FAX
Machine of the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility being registered. 
Fax Number
Fax Number
The FAX number of the owner, operator,  or agent in charge of the facility being registered 
E-mail Address
An electronic mail address for the owner, operator,  or agent in charge of the facility being registered

Figure 16

Register a Food Facility Figure  16

 

Register a Food Facility-- Step 11

Section 12 – Inspection Statement

This section is required. See figure 17.

Select the check box that you acknowledge the FDA will be permitted to inspect the facility at the time and in the manner permitted by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act.

Figure 17

Register a Food Facility Figure 17

 

Section 13 – Certification Statement

This section is required.

Enter information about yourself as the submitter of this registration, the person who authorized submission of this registration, and certify its truth and accuracy (Figure 18). Once you have completed this section, you will be given the opportunity to review your registration and make any changes before submitting it for processing.

The owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility, or an individual authorized by the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility, must submit this form. By submitting this form to FDA, the owner, operator, or agent in charge or the individual authorized by the owner, operator, or agent in charge, certifies that the information submitted is true and accurate and that the facility has authorized the submitter to register on its behalf. Under 18 U.S.C. 1001, anyone who makes a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement to the U.S. Government is subject to criminal penalties.

Fields Included in this Section:

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
Fields marked with two asterisks (**) are mandatory only if the section applies.

Check Box
The Secretary will be permitted to inspect facility at the time and in the manner permitted by this act.
*Print Name of the Submitter
The first name and last name (surname) of the person submitting this form
 
Check one Box
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indicate  who authorized  you to submit the registration
 
Specify whether the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility, or an individual authorized by the owner, operator or agent in charge of the facility is submitting this form. Choose:
 
A.  Owner, Operator or Agent in Charge (Stop here, form is completed)
- or -
 
.B.  Individual Authorized to Submit the Registration (Fill in address below)
 
-
If you checked box B above (Individual Authorized to Submit the Registration) because you are not the owner, operator, or agent in charge, you need to identify the person who authorized you to submit this registration.  Choose:
Owner, Operator, or Agent in Charge (Stop here, form is completed.)
- or -
Fill in the name of individual who authorized registration on behalf of owner, operator, or agent in charge (Fill in address below).
***Authorizing Individual Country/Area
The country/area in which the Authorizing Individual is located
Authorizing Individual Street Address, Line 1
 
The street name and address number of the Authorizing Individual
Authorizing Individual Street Address, Line 2
 
The second street name and address number, if applicable.  May also enter information such as Suite number.
*Zip Code
The zip code for the U.S. address of the Authorizing Individual
*City
The city in which the Authorizing Individual is located.
*State/Province/Territory
The state, province, or territory in which the Authorizing Individual is located.  Select a state, province, or territory from the pull-down menu when applicable or select "Not applicable."
*Phone Number Country Code
The Country code (for foreign addresses of the telephone number for the Authorizing Individual.
*Phone Number
Area/City Code
The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number for the Authorizing Individual.
Phone Number
The telephone number of the Authorizing Individual.
Phone Number
Extension
The telephone extension, if any, dialed after the telephone number, Authorizing Individual.
FAX
Country Code
The Country code (for foreign addresses) of the FAX machine for the Authorizing Individual.
FAX Number
Area/City Code
The three-digit area code (for domestic addresses) or city code (for foreign addresses) of the telephone number of the FAX machine for the Authorizing Individual.
FAX Number
Fax Number
The telephone number of the Fax machine of the Authorizing Individual.
E-mail Address
The electronic mail address of the authorizing individual.

Figure 18

Register a Food Facility Figure 18

 

Register a Food Facility-- Step 12

Registration Review

Review your registration before submitting it for processing. (Figure 19, partial view) Selecting the EDIT button for a section brings up the corresponding data entry screen, from which you can edit and save changes.

Select Submit to submit the registration.

Note: The Facility Location under Section 1: Type of Registration (in which you indicate whether this is a domestic or foreign facility) cannot be changed at this point. If you wish to change the Facility Location, you must cancel this registration and begin a new registration.

Figure 19

Register a Food Facility Figure 19

 

Register a Food Facility-- Step 13

Registration Successful

A message indicates that your registration was submitted successfully, and your Registration Number and PIN are displayed (Figure 20). Record these numbers for your records.

If you plan to have another account owner update this registration, you may give this person the registration number and PIN to gain access. Note, however, that providing this person with the registration number and PIN also allows that person to cancel the registration.

To view the entire registration in its final form, select View Complete Registration. To return to the Main Menu, select Back to Main.

Fields Included in this Section:

Registration Number  - The number assigned by FDA to this facility’s registration

PIN - The Personal Identification Number for this facility’s registration. A mixed-case alphanumeric string that can contain special characters.

Figure 20

Register a Food Facility Figure 20

Register a Food Facility -- View Complete Registration

View the complete registration in its final form. Using the buttons at the bottom of the screen, you can print a copy of the registration for your records. Or, you can return to the FFRM Main Menu to enter another registration or complete other registration tasks.

Note: The registration number and PIN are displayed at the top of the registration form.

 

Save and Exit - Save a Partially Completed Registration

Upon completing at least up to Section 2 of the Registration, the system will allow the user to save their registration as a draft. This will allow you to save a partially completed registration and return at a later time to complete the registration.

Please Note – the registration will be saved up to 7 days after the initial draft was completed. You must complete and submit the registration within 7 days or your draft will be deleted from the system.

When you choose to Save and Exit, the system will advise you that a temporary registration number has been assigned (Figure 21). This is temporary and may be used as a reference to complete your registration.

Figure 21

Register a Food Facility Figure 21

 

To access your draft registrations, select the Complete Draft Registration button from the FFRM main menu. (Figure 22).

Note: this button will only show up on the FFRM Main Menu if you have saved at least one draft registration using the save and exit option.

Figure 22

Register a Food Facility Figure 22

After choosing the Complete Draft Registration button the system will display all draft registrations that are available for you to complete (Figure 23).

Figure 23

Register a Food Facility Figure 23

Select the draft you wish to complete by clicking on the registration number. The system will display the registration with information already entered (Figure 24). You may select the “Edit” option next to the section you wish to complete. The system will walk you through the remainder of the registration.

Note: If you are continuing a draft registration that did not have Broker identification information, the following questions will be displayed before you may continue. These questions will identify whether you need to register your facility.

Figure 23b

Food Facility Registration Help: Do You Need to Register Figure 23b

Regardless of the answers chosen, you may continue with your draft registration.

Fields Included in this Section

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

*Are you a manufacturer, processer, or packer of food for human or animal consumption in the United States or do you hold such products?

Select “No” if you are not a manufacturer, processer, or packer of food for human or animal consumption in the United States or you do not hold such products.

*Are you a broker, distributor, importer/filer?

Select “Yes” if you are a broker, distributor, importer/filer.

*Do you take physical possession of the goods?

Select “No” if you do not take physical possession of the goods.

Figure 24

Figure 24

Once complete, choose to Submit the registration. You will be assigned a registration number and PIN.