Food Facility Registration User Guide: Biennial Registration Renewal

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2016 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

October 1, 2016 12:01AM through December 31, 2016 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, 2016, 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 at

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Once you are logged in to FDA Industry Systems/your Online Account Administration (OAA) account, choose the "Food Facility Registration" (FFR) system. Next, choose the "Biennial Registration Renewal - yyyy” option from the FFR main menu (Figure 1).

Figure 1 Food Facility Registration User Guide: Biennial Registration Renewal Figure 1

The system will display a list of all your registrations that are available/due for renewal (Figure 2).

Figure 2

Food Facility Registration Biennial Registration Renewal Figure 2

To complete the renewal process, select the registration number hyperlink within the table and the system will display the registration review screen (Figure 3).

Please read the instructional text at the top of the screen carefully.  Only sections of the registration with an “Edit” button displayed next to it may be updated during the biennial registration renewal process.  Once you have reviewed the information, visited Section 10, and made any other updates as necessary, submit your changes to complete the renewal process.

Figure 3

Food Facility Registration Biennial Registration Renewal Figure 3


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