Under the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), any company that manufactures, processes or packs food, beverages & dietary supplements is required to renew their facility’s registration between October 1 – December 31, 2012 and consent to FDA inspections.
Additionally, all registered facilities outside the United States must appoint a U.S. Agent for FDA communications. The U.S. Agent for FDA communications serves a different function than an importer, customs broker or commercial distributor. FDA sends communications to the designated U.S. Agent, including information regarding inspections, often requiring an immediate response. Due to FSMA’s new inspection schedule, it is now critical to have a professional U.S. Agent handle FDA communications
Registrar Corp’s Regulatory Specialists can renew a facility’s registration properly, and handle a foreign facility’s FDA communications professionally as their U.S. Agent. In addition, as part of our U.S. Agent service, Registrar Corp will dispatch a food safety expert trained in FDA inspections to a foreign facility to help the facility prepare if they receive a notice of FDA inspection after October 1, 2012. This assistance is included at no additional charge other than travel and lodging expenses.
Registrar Corp’s Regulatory Specialists can assist companies to renew their registrations: www.registrarcorp.com/fda-food/registration/renewal
As a food facility’s U.S. Agent, Registrar Corp’s multilingual Regulatory Specialists are available 24/7 to help and can be contacted by phone, email, or by using our “Live Help“. Our nineteen offices worldwide are also available to assist food and beverage companies.