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FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal Opens October 1, 2018

Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), domestic food facilities and foreign food facilities exporting food to the United States are required to renew their registration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) every two years.  The 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal period will run from October 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. 

GCCA members are strongly encouraged to ensure that their accounts with FDA are up to date with a valid password.  Due to security reasons, password resets are required every 90 days.  If you need to reset your password, you can call the FDA call the FURLS Helpdesk at 1-800-216-7331 or 240-247-8804 for assistance.  Due to the high call volume received at the start of the renewal period, FDA highly recommends that you ensure your account is up to date as soon as possible if you will need further assistance from the FDA helpdesk.  FDA also recently published updated Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration, which can assist members with the registration process. Members can find additional information on FSMA regulations in the GCCA FSMA Compliance Guide and by contacting GCCA headquarters.


Published September 9th,2018. 

September 10, 2018

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