FDA preparing 2020 biennial food facility registration renewal

Below is the notice we received from the FDA pertaining to the upcoming renewal season

In preparation for the 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal period, we have a few tips:

  • Ensure that your FURLS account is up to date with a valid passwordPlease visit https://www.access.fda.gov/ to access your account. If you have forgotten your Account ID and/or password, please select ‘Forgot Account ID’ and/or ‘Forgot Password’ to obtain your login information. If you have not accessed your account in over 90 days, you will be required to create a new password. Please visit https://www.fda.gov/food/online-registration-food-facilities/fda-industry-systems-account-management-guide for more information on managing your account or resetting your password. If you require further assistance, please call our FURLS Helpdesk at 1-800-216-7331 or 240-247-8804 or email FURLS@fda.gov. Due to the high call and email volume received during the renewal period, we encourage you to contact us in advance of the renewal period for account management assistance.


  • Obtain or verify your facility unique facility identifier (UFI)In accordance with 21 CFR 1.232(a)(2), beginning October 1, 2020, the facility’s UFI recognized as acceptable by FDA will be required to be submitted with the registration information. At this time, FDA recognizes the Data Universal Numbering System D-U-N-S (DUNS) number as an acceptable UFI. DUNS numbers are assigned and managed by Dun & Bradstreet. Please visit the FDA DUNS Portal in order to obtain or verify your DUNS number. As a new user of the portal, you will need to create an account in order to access the portal. User guides and instructions can be found at https://fdadunslookup.com/FDA%20DUNS%20Portal%20User%20Guide.pdf. For assistance, we encourage users to create and log in to their account and initiate an inquiry from the portal.   For general DUNS inquiries, please email DUNSLookupSupport@dnb.com.

The 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal period begins October 1, 2020 and concludes on December 31, 2020. Please look for more information in the coming weeks.