FDA 2018 Food Facility – Biennial Registration Renewal Period Active NOW

Posted On October 1, 2018— Written By and last updated by

Owners, operators, or agents in charge of food facilities are required to submit their 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal between October 1 and December 31 of this year. The owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility may also authorize an individual to submit the renewal on their behalf. Renewals can be submitted electronically through the FDA Industry Systems website; alternatively, renewals can be submitted via mail or fax using FDA Form 3537. Please note that this is the last biennial renewal period that FDA will be accepting paper submissions, unless a waiver has been granted under 21 CFR 1.245.

If you have questions about renewing your facility registration please contact the FDA Industry Systems Help Desk at furls@fda.gov, toll-free in the USA 1-800-216-7331, or 240-247-8804 if you require additional assistance.

FDA has recently published a Fact Sheet to explain what food facilities need to know about this year’s biennial registration renewal period.