How to Find a Manufacturer's FDA Registration Number

By Cara O'Neill - Updated December 19, 2018
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Many organizations that manufacture devices and products for distribution and use in the United States are required to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on an annual basis. Some of this registration information is available to the public – but not all. For example, although food manufacturers are required to register with the FDA, the public is not entitled to their registration information.

Finding the FDA Registration Number

You can find publicly-available manufacturer registration numbers assigned by the FDA by searching the FDA’s public databases. Each database uses different search queries, such as the establishment name, owner/operator name, and proprietary name of the product or product code. For the FDA manufacture registration number for animal drug products; human drug products; and vaccines, blood and biologics, such as human cells, tissue and cellular and tissue-based products, visit the FDA’s Drug Establishments Current Registration Site at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drls/default.cfm. For medical devices, visit Establishment Registration & Device Listing at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/SCRIPTS/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRL/rl.cfm. Other valuable information can be discovered using FDA's other searchable databases, which can be found on the Search Databases page http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/FDABasicsforIndustry/ucm234631.htm.

About the Author

An attorney for more than 20 years, Cara O'Neill currently practices in the areas of civil litigation, family law and bankruptcy. She also served as an Administrative Law Judge and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of employment law, business law and criminal law for a well-known university. Attending the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, she graduated a National member of the Order of the Barristers - an honor society recognizing excellence in courtroom advocacy. She is currently licensed in the state of California.

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