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The Food and Drug Administration is accepting comments through Jan. 14 on the collection of information used to establish and maintain lists of U.S. manufacturers and processors with an interest in exporting products regulated by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition to countries that require such lists to be maintained. The FDA is also accepting comments on changes to the electronic registry that will allow manufacturers and processors of CFSAN-regulated products to electronically request inclusion on the export lists.

 

The FDA recommends that U.S. manufacturers and processors that want to be placed on the export lists submit the following information: (1) country to which product is to be exported; (2) type of food product facility; (3) food facility registration number, FDA establishment identifier number, or Dun & Bradstreet number for the facility, (4) name and address of the firm and the manufacturing plant; (5) name, telephone number, and email address of the contact person; (6) information on the products intended for export; (7) identities of agencies that inspected the plant; (8) date of last inspection, plant number, and copy of last inspection notice; and (9) if other than an FDA inspection, copy of last inspection report. This information should be updated every two years.

In 2016 the FDA launched the Dairy Listing Module, an electronic registry system to facilitate applications for inclusion on the dairy export lists. This system has been expanded to accommodate applications for inclusion on export lists for all CFSAN-regulated products and is now called the Export Listing Module.

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