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Posted 15 October 2020 - 09:15 PM

Hi all, 


I just started as a food safety specialist at the distribution center for a small regional supermarket chain. I asked for their FDA registration number and no one can seem to come up with it. Before I start deep diving into the issue, I wanted to make sure that we for sure have to be registered with the FDA. 


We are a produce distribution center, that takes in product from suppliers, stores it in either ambient temp or coolers and then loads and ships into out truck trailers to go to the retail store locations owned by the company. We also cold store meat and frozen seafood in a separate section of the building that I assume is covered by the USDA inspection services. 


We should have an FDA registration, correct?


Thanks in advance for any help!


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:51 PM

Here in Hickory, NC there are several large DC's and one owns a relatively small group of food stores.

Some have been in business a long time and one a very long time... lot's of flying by seat of the pants I imagine in the day.

Much of that carries however, thus if your new company can not locate the FDA regristration ( which is required for your company) I would not assume oversight in the other areas.

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