This private blog replaces the earlier archives I had posted on the Internet and includes various memos sent to the clients of the VitaminLawyer.com (now the Vitamin Consultancy). It includes archived copies of memos from 2004 through 2007 and subsequent memos will be posted as they are issued.
Every other year all food processing facilities must renew their registration (between October and December). This year, 2020, is one of those years. This time, though, there will be an added twist: you will need to obtain a "UFI" -- a Unique Facility Identifier number. However, FDA has not yet set up the system to generate the number. Bureaucracy at work! So I asked FDA about this new requirement. Here is the communication. I will let all the clients of The Vitamin Consultancy know how to meet the requirements. Remember, if you handle any food product, such as dietary supplements or herbs, you must be registered.
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