2024 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal
Renewal Period: October 1, 2024, 12:01AM through December 31, 2024, 11:59 PM
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 of the even-numbered year, the registration is considered expired and will be removed from your account.
In addition, all facilities must include a unique facility identifier (UFI) recognized as acceptable to FDA with the registration submission To date, FDA recognizes the Data Universal Numbering System D-U-N-S (DUNS) number as an acceptable UFI. The DUNS number is assigned and managed by Dun & Bradstreet. DUNS numbers can be obtained or verified visiting D&B’s website.
After logging in to the Food Facility Registration (FFR) system from the Online Account Administration (OAA) page, choose the "Biennial Registration Renewal - 2022" option from the FFR main menu (Figure 1).
Figure 1 – Biennial Registration Renewal - 2022 Menu Option
The system will display a list of all your registrations that are available/due for renewal (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - List of Registrations
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 - Review Registration
The 2022 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal Period is now closed.
Please be advised that “updating” your registration is a different function than “renewing” your registration. A registration that was not renewed by 11:59 PM on December 31, 2022, is considered expired and will be removed from your account.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Food Facility Registration Data Management Support Services (FFRDMSS): by phone 1-800-216-7331 or 240-247-8804; or by email at FURLS@fda.gov. A reference sheet concerning the DUNS number is available.