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Food Facility Registration User Guide: Biennial Registration Renewal

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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.


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.

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