Just five days before the September 30, 2017
registration deadline for U.S. manufacturing establishments, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, tweeted that due to “website connectivity problems” with the FDA Unified Registration and Listing System (FURLS
), FDA would be “implementing a short term extension to allow firms to register”. On September 28, 2017, FDA officially announced via e-mail
that it was revising its guidance
once again to extend the Registration and Product Listing deadline for U.S. manufacturing establishments to October 12, 2017
. This applies to U.S. manufacturers of deemed products on the market as of August 8, 2016, but of course does not apply to foreign manufacturing establishments or U.S. importers, distributors or retailers not engaged in manufacturing, packaging or labeling activities.