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Thousands of Food Facilities Have Expired FDA Registrations

According to a Food Engineering post, nearly 60,000 food facilities were removed by the FDA last month alone, leading to a decrease of more than twenty percent in the number of facilities with a valid agency registration. Food facilities are expected to renew their FDA registrations for an even-numbered year between the first of October and December 31. The FDA declares “expired” registrations that are not extended by the deadline and purges facilities that have not been updated almost immediately after the cutoff date has passed.

Upon registration removal, the FDA usually refrains from alerting the food facility that it has been removed. Many facilities may be unaware that their registrations have been terminated and may not find out until their products are detained by FDA Enforcement Officers in the United States.

Dispensing food in the United States while having an expired registration is illegal and may result in the owner of the facility being charged with civil or criminal penalties. Before continuing to manufacture, prepare, package, or store food for domestic use, facilities with expired registrations are required to re-register with the FDA and receive a new registration number.

UReg FDA Registrations is committed to assisting domestic and foreign clients in navigating and simplifying the often convoluted process of registering with the FDA. We have worked with an extensive array of clients across a broad spectrum of industries such as cosmetics, food and beverage, medical devices, and more through providing experienced, researched, and professional advice on FDA compliance and its multitude of legal regulations. For more information on FDA registration, please visit our website or call 786-504-6363.