FDA Finalizes Regulation Amending Food Facility Registration Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a final rule amending the agency’s regulations for food facility registration (21 CFR Part 1, Subpart H). Many of the revisions codify facility registration-related provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA also included provisions to “improve the utility” of the food facility registration database. This [below] memorandum first provides background information about the FSMA amendments to facility registration and then summarizes the requirements of the final rule, noting the key changes from the proposed rule.