Registration and Listing
How to register facilities and products, and how to update registrations
Animal and Veterinary
Domestic and foreign establishments that manufacture, repack, or re-label animal drug products in the United States are required to register with the FDA. Domestic and foreign drug manufacturers, repackers or re-labelers are also required to list all of their commercially marketed drug products. This process is done in conjunction with the human drug registration process.
The Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) is an FDA post-market reporting system for use by manufacturers, packers, and distributors of cosmetic products that are in commercial distribution in the United States.
Domestic and foreign establishments that manufacture, repack, or re-label drug products in the United States are required to register with the FDA. Domestic and foreign drug manufacturers, repackers or re-labelers are also required to list all of their commercially marketed drug products. This information helps the FDA maintain a catalog of all drugs in commercial distribution in the United States.
Owners, operators, or agents in charge of domestic or foreign facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the U.S. are required to register the facility with the FDA.
Owners or operators of places of business (also called establishments or facilities) that are involved in the production and distribution of medical devices intended for use in the United States (U.S.) are required to register annually with the FDA. This process is known as establishment registration.
Filing Radiation Safety (Product) Reports for radiation emitting products is required by law. The FDA eSubmitter software replicates several reporting guides and forms. The electronic templates currently available in eSubmitter represent most forms industry is required to submit to FDA.
Under section 905 of the Tobacco Control Act, every person who owns or operates any domestic establishments engaged in the manufacture, preparation, compounding, or processing of a regulated tobacco product must register those establishments with FDA by December 31 of each year. All registrants must also submit a list of all tobacco products which are being manufactured by that person for commercial distribution, along with certain accompanying information including all labeling.
- Guidance for Industry: Registration and Product Listing for Owners and Operators of Domestic Tobacco Product Establishments
FDA strongly encourages electronic submission. For electronic submission of such information, FDA utilizes the eSubmitter tool and the Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG), an agency-wide entry point for all electronic submissions:
Alternatively, you may use Form FDA 3741 (PDF - 854KB) for Establishment Registration and Product Listing, Form FDA 3742 (PDF - 552KB) for Listing of Ingredients in Tobacco Products, and Form 3743 (PDF - 476KB) for Tobacco Health Document Submissions. Persons with disabilities having problems accessing the above pdf file may call 301-796-9241 for assistance.
Vaccines, Blood, Biologics
If you are an establishment that manufactures human cells, tissue, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps), FDA regulations require you to register with the agency and list your HCT/Ps. “Manufacture” includes any or all steps involved in the recovery, processing, storage, labeling, packaging or distribution of HCT/Ps, and the screening or testing of the cell or tissue donor. See below for information on how to register with FDA:
- Tissue Establishment Registration
- Human Cell and Tissue Estableshment Registration (HCTERS) Public Query Application
FDA regulations require all blood establishments that collect, manufacture, prepare, store under controlled conditions for further distribution or process blood and blood products to register. See below for detailed information on blood establishment registration:
- Instructions for Completing the Electronic Blood Establishment Registration (BER) and Product Listing Form
Domestic and foreign establishments that manufacture, repack, or re-label drug and biologic products, including vaccines, are required to register with the FDA. Domestic and foreign drug and biologics manufacturers, repackers or re-labelers are also required to list all of their commercially marketed drug and biologic products. This information helps the FDA maintain a catalog of all drugs and biologics in commercial distribution in the United States.