According to the Bioterrorism Act of 2003, all warehouse facilities that handle or store products designed to be consumed by humans or animals in the U.S must obtain registration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The regulations imposed by the FDA are designed to make sure consumers receive all beverage and food products in a safe and fresh condition for consumption.
At Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company (MFWC), we ensure your items are not damaged, lost, or compromised and are transported in a safe, timely, and efficient manner through our FDA-approved warehouse services.
The FDA Approved Warehouse
An FDA approved and certified warehouse is a storage center, fulfillment center, or food facility that has obtained FDA registration to store goods such as food, beverages, dietary supplements, and medication, including prescription drugs that are FDA-regulated.
Even though the FDA only approves certain products, such as additives, drugs, etc. and not the companies that produce those products, such as manufacturers and laboratories, they are authorized to inspect regulated facilities. The purpose of their inspection is to check whether or not the facility is adhering to required manufacturing regulations.
Protecting the Consumer
FDA-approved and registered warehouses that follow the required guidelines prevent consumers from receiving products that are contaminated, damaged, expired, improperly labeled, or recalled. Companies that fail to comply with the FDA regulations may be subjected to significant fines as high as $500,000, plus a suspension of their business license.
Why Use an FDA Certified Warehouse
Unless an exemption applies and is provided, owners and operator/managers of drug, food, and most device facilities are required to obtain registration with the FDA. This means it is required by law to have an FDA approved warehouse if your ecommerce business sells items such as first aid kits, shampoos, and any other products that may affect the health and safety of the consumer.
Registering a Warehouse with the FDA
To become an FDA approved and certified warehouse, you must register your warehouse with the FDA. Registration enters you into an agreement with the FDA under which they perform an inspection of your facility every three years. To maintain approval with the FDA, your warehouse must pass inspection.