FDA Food Facility Registration Begins October 1, 2022

blog | Oct 04, 2022

FDA Food Facility Registration Begins October 1, 2022

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) facility registration period began on October 1, 2022, and will continue until December 31, 2022. Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities to register with FDA to renew such registrations from October 1 to December 31 of each even-numbered year. All applicable facilities involved in the production and/or import of applicable products should renew their facility registration during this time.  

The FDA will consider the registration of a food facility to be expired if it is not renewed by December 31, 2022. There is no fee associated with registration or renewal. Owners, operators, or agents in charge of food facilities must submit their renewal information electronically through their FDA Industry Systems account, unless they have received a waiver that allows for paper submission. 

All facilities must include a unique facility identifier (UFI) recognized as acceptable to the FDA with the registration submission. The UFI is used to verify that the facility-specific address associated with the UFI is the same address associated with the facility’s registration. Currently, the FDA recognizes the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as an acceptable UFI. The DUNS number is assigned and managed by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and can be obtained or verified by visiting D&B’s website at 

Food facility registration is critical in helping the FDA identify the location and possible source of a foodborne illness outbreak or potential bioterrorism incident. The following resources are available to assist in the registration and renewal process: 


Contact the FURLS Helpdesk for more questions.  

Phone: 1-800-216-7331 

Email: [email protected]


For additional information and assistance, please contact your local Delmar Representative.