US FDA Biennial Registrational Renewal October 1st – December 31, 2022

All USA imports of food and beverages are required to have a US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) registration number.  Every two years the FDA requires all registrations to be renewed between October 1st, 2022 – and December 31st, 2022. 

Each food facility outside the USA must renew registration and provide a DUNS number for the food facility’s physical location during the renewal period.  Failure to do so could result in denied entry of products.

What you need to know for the renewal process this year: 

1. Every registration must provide a DUNS number associated with the physical location of the food facility.  A DUNS number for the corporate headquarters is not sufficient.  You can lookup or apply for a DUNS number here

2. The name and contact information on the FDA food facility registration must be an exact match, to the DUNS number contact information. 

For example, if the FDA registration identifies “ABC Manufacturing LLC at “123 Main Street” but the DUNS number info is listed as “ABC Manufacturing LLC” at “123 Main St.” the registration will be denied.  All information and punctuation must be an exact match or the registration may be cancelled.   

3. Where Hillebrand is the nominated US Agent, we will reach out to the listed supplier contacts to complete the renewal process. For any new suppliers or questions, please send your inquiries to

More information about the renewal process and requirements can be found on the FDA’s website here