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Important Reminder: 2016 Food Facility Registration Biennial Renewal

Posted September 26, 2016

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that all food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or store food for distribution in the United States update their registration every even-numbered year. 

The 2016 Food Facility Registration Biennial Renewal period begins October 1, 2016, and ends December 31, 2016.  Failure to renew your registration during this specified time frame will result in cancellation of your Food Facility Registration number and your shipment(s) to the U.S. may be refused entry.
Renewals are to be completed on-line via the following link (click here).

  • For further information, see the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website. 
  • If you have any technical difficulties with the site, please contact the FDA FURLS Help Desk at 1-800-216-7331 or 301-575-0156.

All non-U.S. companies registering food facilities require a “U.S. Agent”.  GHY USA, Inc. can act as your agent.  This is a fee-based service which requires an agency agreement.  

If you would like further information on procedures for listing GHY USA, Inc. as your agent, or have general questions about this matter, please contact your U.S. Account Manager - Corie Koropatnicki - - 1-701-825-6474, ext 15.

Related: FDA Updates Food Facility Registration Product Categories