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Update: Food Facility Registration Renewal Period Extended

Posted in Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act

FDA announced this week that they  are extending the Food Facility Registration Renewal for 31 additional  days.  Due to a delay in the ability to  perform the online registration renewal until October 22, 2012, FDA has moved  the deadline to January 31, 2013.  The  FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), registration requirements apply to  domestic and foreign food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold  food for human or animal consumption in the United States.  Section 102 of FSMA now specifies that food  facilities required to register with FDA must renew their registrations with  FDA every other year, during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on  December 31 of each even-numbered year.

Reprinted from Western Agriculutral Producers Newsletter.