Biannual registration under Food Safety and Modernization Act extended to Jan. 31, 2013 by FDA.

 

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires all domestic and foreign food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods for human or animal consumption in the United States to renew their registrations with Food & Drug between October 1 and December 31, 2012.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for biannual registration for food facilities until Jan. 31, 2013. Foreign and domestic food facilities now have one more month, until Jan. 31, to make sure they are properly registered with the Food and Drug Administration.

Mandatory Re-registration with FDA Due Dec 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration released this notice:

FDA issued a guidance document stating that because there was a delay in FDA?s implementation of biennial registration renewal for the 2012 cycle, and registration renewal did not become available until October 22, 2012, FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to registration renewals submitted to FDA after December 31, 2012 for a period of 31 days, until January 31, 2013.

In a guidance document, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed it is effectively giving companies until Jan. 31 to renew their registration.

See Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration (Fifth Edition).

Read more: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/default.htm

Additional Information:

The Food and Drug Administration has advised us that, if you are unable to locate your Food and Drug Administration Account ID and password, it will be necessary for the account holder to contact the Help desk at 800.216.7331 for instructions on obtaining your current Account ID and password.  Once you have received this information, please contact Pacific Customs Brokers at [email protected] or call us at 877.332.8534 to advise whether you have re-registered or would like us to do that on your behalf.

Pacific Customs Brokers can assist you with food facility registration or renewal and U.S. Agent services. Our 24 hour, 7 days a week operation is available to provide immediate answers to your regulatory questions. 

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April Collier
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April Collier is a Sr. Trade Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers USA with over 35 years of experience in international trade. April has been a valued member of the Pacific Customs Brokers team for 14 years, having taking the lead in implementing the Compliance department for U.S. imports. Her current responsibilities include advising and coaching clients on a variety of regulatory compliance matters, and include expertise in Antidumping & Countervailing matters. April develops, maintains and conducts various training workshops and seminars for staff and importers related to regulatory compliance, including Free Trade Agreements, Valuation and HTS classification. In addition to her regular duties, April is also the CTPAT coordinator for Pacific Customs Brokers.

While we strive for accuracy in all our communications, as the Importer of Record it is incumbent upon your company to ensure that you are aware of the requirements under the new regulations so that you maintain compliance as always.