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Guidance for Industry: Recognition of Acceptable Unique Facility Identifier (UFI) for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Regulation March 2017

Final

Guidance for Industry: Recognition of Acceptable Unique Facility Identifier (UFI) for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Regulation

Docket Number:
FDA-2011-N-0143
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Office of Compliance
Office of Surveillance and Compliance

This guidance specifies FDA’s current thinking on what unique facility identifier (UFI) FDA recognizes as acceptable for purposes of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) regulation established in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulation, Part 1, subpart L as part of our implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA; Pub. L. 111-353).

The pronoun “you” is used in this guidance to refer to the importer.

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. 

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FSMA Rule on FSVP for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals

 


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