• Deanna Clark-Esposito

Customs Updates: Food Facility Registration/Renewal and Unique Facility Identifier (UFI)

The FDA DUNS Portal provides the FDA import community the ability to look-up, initiate an inquiry, and/or validate DUNS number data for the submission of import information at no cost. Currently, the Inquiry/Personal Investigation functionality, which provides the ability to update a facility record or request a new DUNS number, is unavailable. However, such information may be obtained by contacting Dun & Bradstreet directly at DUNSLookupSupport@dnb.com or by phone at 866-705-5711. You may also visit the Duns and Bradstreet site to lookup a DUNS number here.

To address stakeholder concerns with obtaining a DUNS number in a timely manner for the biennial registration renewal, the Center for Food and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has published a guidance announcing temporary allowance of registration and renewal submissions without a DUNS number. Upon submission, the registrant will have 90 calendar days to update their registration with a valid DUNS number. Failure to update with a valid DUNS number within 90 calendar days of submitting a registration or renewal will result in cancellation of the registration.

For more information, you may refer to the following:

Guidance here,

Fact Sheet here,

and Constituent Updates here.

Note that the FDA DUNS Portal continues to allow:

• Facility lookup: the ability to look-up a facility in the DUN & Bradstreet (D&B)

database and obtain the associated DUNS number

• Facility validation: the ability to validate a DUNS number and the associated business

name and address in the D&B database.

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