This guidance provides information on how you may comply with FDA’s requirement to provide a unique facility identifier (UFI) recognized as acceptable by FDA when you submit your food facility registration or renewal in the Food Facility Registration Module (FFRM). This guidance also provides information on what to do if you are unable to timely obtain a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number prior to the end of the biennial renewal period, December 31, 2020.
In this guidance, the terms “you,” “your,” or “registrant,” are used to refer to the owner, operator, or agent in charge of a facility that manufactures/processes, packs, or holds food for consumption in the United States.
FDA’s guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe the Agency’s current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in Agency guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.
- Registration of Food Facilities and Other Submissions
- Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal Fact Sheet
- FSMA Final Rule on Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities
Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)
If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:
Food and Drug Administration
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