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. http://www.agprocessors.org/latest_news/latest_news.htm