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Food Facility Registration Statistics

Food Facility Registration Statistics

Registered Facilities As of February 4, 2016:

- Domestic (U.S.) registrations: 88,356

- Foreign registrations: 212,183

- Total: 300,539

Number of Registered Facilities by Activity
Facility Activity No. Domestic Facilities No. Foreign Facilities Grand Total
Warehouse/Holding Facility (e.g. storage facilities, including storage tanks, grain elevators) 55,296 45,002 100,298
Manufacturer / Processor 24,767 64,408 89,175
Repacker / Packer 15,316 34,546 49,862
Labeler / Relabeler 9,517 25,326 34,843
Acidified / Low Acid Food Processor 2,884 6,279 9,163
Animal Food Manufacturer / Processor 5,117 3,347 8,464
Commissary 1,127 1,261 2,388
Interstate Conveyance Caterer / Catering Point 1,113 1,259 2,372
Contract Sterilizer 214 1,992 2,206
Salvage Operator (Reconditioner) 323 1,605 1,928
Molluscan Shellfish Establishment 541 1,224 1,765
Other Activity Conducted 1,386 4,169 5,555
Grand Total 117,601 190,418 308,019

Facilities that are engaged in more than one type of activity (e.g., manufacturing and warehousing) are counted in both categories; thus, the sum of the individual numbers of type of facilities exceeds the number of total registered facilities.

Number of Registered Domestic Facilities by State
Domestic State with ≥ 1,500
Registered Facilities
NO. Registered Domestic Facilities
(88,356 TOTAL)
CALIFORNIA 12,301
TEXAS 5,588
FLORIDA 4,606
NEW YORK 4,428
ILLINOIS 3,910
OHIO 2,934
NEW JERSEY 2,889
WASHINGTON 2,882
PENNSYLVANIA 2,823
WISCONSIN 2,780
GEORGIA 2,330
MICHIGAN 2,135
MINNESOTA 2,132
NORTH CAROLINA 2,069
IOWA 1,871
MISSOURI 1,796
OREGON 1,777
MASSACHUSETTS 1,712
TOTAL (18 States) 60,963 (69% of all domestic)
Number of Foreign Registered Facilities by Country
Foreign Countries with ≥ 900
Registered Facilities
NO. Registered Foreign
Facilities (212,183 TOTAL)
JAPAN 14,092
FRANCE 10,577
ITALY 10,383
CHINA 9,918
MEXICO 9,842
CANADA 6,871
SPAIN 4,803
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 4,007
INDIA 3,558
GERMANY 2,408
CHILE 2,304
BRAZIL 1,972
UNITED KINGDOM 1,935
TAIWAN 1,778
ARGENTINA 1,598
COLOMBIA 1,537
VIET NAM 1,536
THAILAND 1,530
PERU 1,513
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1,428
AUSTRALIA 1,392
ECUADOR 1,361
NEW ZEALAND 1,228
GREECE 1,208
TURKEY 1,110
TOTAL ( 24 countries) 99,889 (47% of all foreign)

After the 2012 Biennial Registration Renewal, there was a significant decrease in the number of registered facilities as a result of facilities failing to renew their registration.