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FCE - SID
Food Canning

A commercial processor engaging in the manufacture, processing, or packing of acidified foods (AF) or low-acid canned foods (LACF), is required to register with the FDA and provide information including the name of the establishment, principal place of business, the location of each establishment in which that processing is carried on, the processing method, and a list of foods so processed in each establishment.

Submission Identifier (SID) indicates each process filing. The SID consists of

  • the year, month, and day of the month that a process filing form is submitted
  • a unique sequence number to identify each form when multiple forms are submitted on the same date
FOOD CANNING ESTABLISHMENT (FCE) REGISTRATION & PROCESS FILING (SID)

The registration of your domestic and or foreign establishment is required, and ITB HOLDINGS LLC is ready to assist.

NOT COVERED BY THE LEGISLATION

The product is

  • stored, distributed, and retailed under refrigerated or frozen conditions
  • processed under the continuous inspection of the meat and poultry inspection program of the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Federal Meat Inspection Act or the Poultry Products Inspection Act
  • a tomato or tomato product with a finished equilibrium pH less than 4.7
  • an alcoholic beverage

The water activity of the finished product is less than or equal to 0.85.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

All plant personnel involved in acidification, pH control, heat treatment, or other critical factors of the operation must be under the supervision of a person who has attended a Better Process Control School (BPCS).

CURRENT U.S. FDA REGISTRATION TRENDS
FOOD CANNING ESTABLISHMENT REGISTRATION
Acidified Food (AF)
0%
Low-acid Canned Food (LACF)
0%
ACIDIFIED FOOD (AF) ESTABLISHMENT REGISTRATION
Acidified Food (AF) Establishment Registration
$350
ANNUAL
Finished product equilibrium pH of 4.6 or below and a water activity (aw) greater than 0.85.
LOW-ACID CANNED FOOD (LACF) ESTABLISHMENT REGISTRATION
$350
ANNUAL
Finished product equilibrium pH greater than 4.6 and a water activity (aw) greater than 0.85.
EXPORTING TO THE UNITED STATES?

Contact ITB HOLDINGS LLC before you export or import canned foods.

BETTER PROCESS CONTROL SCHOOL (BPCS)

Topics covered:

■ FDA Regulations
■ Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods
■ Principles of Acidified Foods
■ Principles of Thermal Processing
■ Principles of Food Plant Sanitation
■ Food Container Handling
■ Records and Recordkeeping
■ Equipment, Instrumentation, and Operation for Thermal Processing Systems
■ Still Steam Retorts

■ Still Retorts: Processing with Overpressure
■ Hydrostatic Retorts
■ Continuous Rotary Retorts
■ Batch Agitating Retorts
■ Aseptic Processing and Packaging Systems
■ Closures for Double Seamed Metal and Plastic Containers
■ Closures for Glass Containers
■ Flexible and Semirigid Containers

ONLINE COURSES (BPCS)

Offered in the United States and several foreign countries.