The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the food regulatory agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, to take steps to protect the public from a threatened or actual terrorist attack on the U.S. food supply and other food-related emergencies.
FDA established regulations requiring that:
- FDA Industry Systems / FDA Unified Registration and Listing Systems (FURLS)
- Food facilities register with FDA
- FDA is given advance notice on shipments of imported food, (Prior Notice).
How to register facilities and Foods products and how to update registrations: Owners, operators, or agents in charge of domestic or foreign facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the U.S. are required to register the facility with the FDA.