Control Union has extended its services to the food and beverage industry to provide FDA food facility registristration and U.S. Agent services. With its focus on offering a one-stop-shop approach, Control Union seeks to facilitate food and beverage companies in meeting their responsibilities when exporting to the U.S. market.
Under Section 415 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 350d), the FDA requires domestic and non U.S. facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. to register with FDA.
As of December 31st, 2014, any food facilities who has NOT registered and/or does not have a US agent may be:
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), was enacted on January 4, 2011 and later amended in section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) to require facilities engaged in manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding food for consumption in the United States to submit additional registration information to FDA, including an assurance that FDA will be permitted to inspect the facility at the times and in the manner permitted by the FD&C Act. The amendment under FSMA requires food facilities to register with FDA to renew their registrations every other year. Included is the authority of FDA to suspend the registration of a food facility if the FDA determines that food manufactured, processed, packed, received, or held by a registered food facility has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals, FDA may by order suspend the registration of a facility that:
After filling out the registration form, you will receive instructions on how to get started.