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FDA Industry Systems User Guide: Summary of Fields in Account Management

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Term Definition
18 U.S.C. 1001 Statement Under United States Code Title 18, Section 1001, anyone who makes a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement to the U.S. Government is subject to criminal penalties. Confirmation that the account holder understands this is required.
Address (Physical Address of Company) The address of the physical location of the company where the account holder is located. This may be different from the mailing address.
Address / P.O. Box (Preferred Mailing Address) The address at which the account holder receives mail.
Area Code The three-digit area code of a telephone or FAX number in the United States, Canada, and Caribbean Islands.
City The city in which the account holder is located, or receives mail.
City Code The city code of a telephone or FAX number in a country/area other than the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Company Name The company with which the account holder is associated.
Confirm E-mail The internet electronic mail address must be entered a second time for verification.
Confirm Password The password must be entered a second time for verification.
Country/Area The country/area in which the account holder is located, or receives mail.
Country Code For foreign addresses, the three-digit country code of a telephone number or FAX number.
E-mail Address The account holder's internet electronic mail address.
Extension The telephone extension, if any, dialed after the telephone number.
FAX Number A telephone number of the FAX machine of the account holder.
First Name The first name of the person who will manage this account.
Food Facility Registration Module An online program that allows food facilities to register with the FDA in accordance with the Bioterrorism Act.
Job Title The professional title of the person who will manage this account; for example, President, CEO, or Plant Manager.
Last Name/Surname The last name of the person who will manage this account.
Middle Initial The first initial of the middle name (if applicable) of the person who will manage this account.
Password A password created by the account holder that allows one to log into FDA Industry Systems. Passwords must meet ALL of the following requirements:
  • At least 8, but no more than 32, characters.
  • At least one UPPERCASE letter.
  • At least one lowercase letter.
  • At least one special character: ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ - + = { } [ ] | : ; " , ?. Do not use < >& or '.
  • At least one number.
Some examples of valid passwords would be Yellow$1, December+25 or *Light34. Note: to keep your data secure, do not use these examples as your password.
For assistance in choosing a password that meets these requirements see the Random Password Generator.
Phone Number The telephone number of the account holder.
 Province / Territory For foreign addresses, the province, or territory in which the account holder is located or receives mail. Select the link to choose a Province or Territory from a list for the Country/Area selected.
Secret Answer Your answer to the Secret Question.
Secret Question Choose a question from the drop-down list that you will be asked if you forget your password.
State For domestic addresses, the state in which the account holder is located or receives mail.
Zip Code (Postal Code) The Zip Code (domestic) or Postal Code (foreign) in which the account holder is located, or receives mail.

Other fields in Account Management

Account ID A system-generated identification code assigned to you when you create an account that enables you to log into FDA Industry Systems.
Subaccount A limited-access account to assist corporations to manage registrations of multiple facilities.
subaccount xxxxxxxx A system-generated identification code that enables you to log into FDA Industry Systems.
Reason for account deactivation The reason that the account will no longer be active.
New Password When changing passwords, the new password that you will use to access FDA Industry Systems.
Old Password The password that you currently use to access FDA Industry Systems.

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