FOOD FACILITIES MUST RENEW THEIR U.S. FDA REGISTRATIONS BY DECEMBER 31, 2014

September 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC wishes to bring to the attention of all Sri Lankan Exporters of food and beverage products to USA that their USFDA registration should be renewed before December 31, 2014.

The USFDA requires all domestic and foreign food facilities to renew their FDA registration every even numbered year. Accordingly, Sri Lankan exporters of food and beverage items must renew their existing FDA registration from October 01, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

The renewal of FDA registration can be done on line at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FoodFacilityRegistration/ucm324780.htm

Furthermore, under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of USA, it is essential that non US Companies designate a US Agent to communicate with the FDA. The designated US Agent will serve as mode of communication between the FDA and Exporter concerned regarding food inspection and other FDA related clarifications, often requiring immediate response.

Further clarifications may be obtained from Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC
Tel: (202) 483 4025
Fax: (202) 232 7181
E-mail: commercialsection@slembassyusa.org