Set to open today, FDA’s mandatory registration for food facilities not ready yet

While today marks the start of the three-month window for food facilities to meet mandatory registration requirements with the FDA, the government has announced that the website isn’t ready.

Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), all domestic and foreign facilities manufacturing, processing, packing or holding food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. are mandated to register with FDA between now and Dec. 31. In the past, registration was voluntary.

It’s not clear when the site will be ready. To sign up for FSMA updates, click here. Or, check the FDA website later by clicking here.

For other FSMA information, click here.



Originally posted Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Tags: fda, food processing, food safety, food safety modernization act, fresh-cut processing, fsma