Update to FDA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Food
Beginning July 24, 2022, FDA will end its temporary policy of permitting use of the entity identification code “UNK.” FSVP importers have now had ample time to familiarize themselves with the requirements in 21 CFR 1.509(a). Accordingly, consistent with 21 CFR 1.509(a), the FSVP importer must ensure that their valid, 9-digit DUNS number is provided in the Entity Number field. No earlier than July 24, 2022, CBP will reject an entry line of a food subject to the FSVP regulation when the importer’s DUNS number is not provided in the Entity Number field.
For more information, please see the updated Guidance for Industry:
Compliance with Providing an Acceptable Unique Facility Identifier for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Food Importers Regulation: Guidance for Industry
CSMS #51738135 can be found here: CSMS #51738135 - Update to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Food Importers Data Requirements