FDA regulations require registration of all foreign and domestic food facilities. This requirement applies to foreign food manufacturers and exporters that manufacturer, possess, pack or hold food, beverages or dietary supplements for consumption in the United States. FDA requires biennial registration renewal for all food facilities. As part of the registration process, foreign facilities must provide an assurance that FDA will be permitted to inspect the facility at the time and manner provided under law. If a food facility fails to register, FDA may seek to impose several penalties, including debarment or suspension, file a civil action or refer the matter for criminal prosecution. If an article of food being imported or offered for import is from a non-registered facility, the article may be held by FDA until the registration violation is corrected.
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