Brewers’ Law 101: Federal FDA Food Facility Registration
The service of food products, including alcoholic beverages, is regulated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety and other areas.
Before manufacturing or selling alcoholic beverages (or any other food product), the food processor must register with the FDA. Registration does not require specific approval by the FDA. Registration involves filing a short form that is completed and submitted entirely online using the FDA’s online registration system. There is no registration fee.