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Only 10 Days Left: Renew Food Facility Registrations with FDA or Face Suspension

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
STR Client Advisory

All foreign and domestic companies and facilities that manufacture, pack or store food, alcoholic beverages, food ingredients, pet foods or dietary supplements must renew their food facility registrations with the Food and Drug Administration before Jan. 31, 2013, or risk suspension by the FDA. If suspended, a facility will not be allowed to import, distribute or sell food in the United States. All facilities covered by the law must re-register by the deadline.

The registration is required under Section 102 of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This law also requires that the facility designate a U.S. agent. The U.S. government has made it clear that it will enforce the re-registration requirement and that those acting as U.S. agent could be financially responsible for the cost of facility inspections.

To find out more about your company’s risk and how you can quickly and easily meet the new re-registration requirements, visit the FDA Solutions Group Web site at This site offers information and registration services in English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese.

Brokers, forwarders and importers of record who are looking to avoid the potential financial liability associated with U.S. agent status are invited to direct their customers to designate FDA Solutions Group as U.S. agent when registering their facilities at

If you need additional assistance, please email FDA Solutions Group directly at or call 305.702.3161.

FDA Solutions Group LLC is a company affiliated with the law firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Its sole purpose is to offer cost-efficient regulatory compliance solutions for the food, beverage, dietary supplement, alcoholic beverage, medical device and cosmetic industries

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