FDA Tweaks Reportable Food Registry Reporting for Companies with Multiple Facilities

March 25, 2010

By Ricardo Carvajal

In a recently issued guidance document, FDA makes clear that a company with a reportable food located in multiple facilities can submit a single report to the Reportable Food Registry (RFR) instead of individual reports for each facility (a reportable food is a food for which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, such article of food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals).  FDA had indicated in a previous guidance document that a responsible party (the person who submits the facility's registration) can authorize an individual to submit a report to the RFR on the responsible party's behalf.  The new guidance document makes clear that a single report can cover multiple facilities within the same company.

Categories: Foods