Food Facility Registration User Guide: Biennial Registration Renewal

2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

October 1, 2014 12:01am through December 31, 2014 12:59pm

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.

Please be advised that “updating” your registration is a different function than “renewing” your registration. During the renewal period, you will not see the “Update” button listed on the FFRM main menu, until the registration is renewed. If a registration is not renewed by 11:59 PM on December 31, 2014, the registration is considered expired and will be removed from your account. If you have any further questions please contact the FURLS Helpdesk: by phone 1-800-216-7331 or 301-575-0156; or by email

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Once you are logged in to FDA Industry Systems choose "Food Facility Registration" from the list of systems available. From the Main Menu in the Food Facility Registration Module (FFRM) Home (Figure 1) choose "Biennial Registration Renewal.”

Figure 1:

FFRM Main Menu

The system will display a list of all registrations that are available for the biennial registration. Select the registration; the system will display a review screen (figure 2).

Figure 2:

Biennial Registration Review Page

Only the sections of your registration with an “Edit” button next to it may be updated during the biennial registration renewal.

Once you have reviewed the information and made updates where necessary, choose to Submit Biennial Registration Renewal.

If you do not wish to submit your biennial registration renewal at this time, select the Cancel option.

Your food facility registration has been renewed.

Page Last Updated: 09/25/2014
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