U.S. FDA Food Canning Establishment (FCE) Registration and Process Filings (SID)
U.S. FDA CITATION: 21 C.F.R. § 108 Subpart B (2015), 21 C.F.R. § 113 (2015), & 21 C.F.R. § 114 (2015)
The U.S. FDA requires companies that produce certain Acidified and Low-Acid Canned Food (LACF) packaged in hermetically sealed containers to obtain a Food Canning Establishment (FCE) registration. In addition, food canning establishments must file documentation with FDA for each process used in the production of foods subject to these requirements. Each of these “Process Filings” is assigned a unique “Submission Identifier” (SID) number.
An SID must be submitted in the form of an “Affirmation of Compliance Code” (AofC) when importing these products into the United States.
Determine if your products may be subject to FDA FCE-SID requirements.
Verify whether SIDs are currently on file in FDA’s database.
If you manufacture products that are subject to FDA FCE-SID requirements:
Registrar Corp’s FCE Specialists provide assistance with FCE registration and SID filings.
If you DO NOT manufacture products that are subject to FDA FCE-SID requirements: