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Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and Unique Facility Identifier (UFI)

"The FDA DUNS Portal provides the FDA import community the ability to look-up, initiate an inquiry, and/or validate DUNS number data for submission of import information at no cost." But currently, the Inquiry/Personal Investigation function is not available. Without this function, you would not be able to update a facility record or request a new DUNS number.

However, you can retrieve this data by contacting Dun & Bradstreet directly at or by phone at 866-705-5711. You may also visit

The FDA DUNS Portal still lets you:

  • Facility lookup: the ability to look-up a facility in the DUN & Bradstreet (D&B) database and obtain the associated DUNS number

  • Facility validation: the ability to validate a DUNS number and the associated business name and address in the D&B database.

FDA DUNS Portal is available at For each line entry of food offered for entry into the United States, the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Food Importers (FSVP) regulation requires importers of food provide the following information electronically when filing entry with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) (21 CFR 1.509(a)): • Name • Email address, and • Unique Facility Identifier (UFI) recognized as acceptable by the FDA. The DUNS number is the UFI recognized as acceptable to the FDA. (See FDA’s guidance Recognition of Acceptable Unique Facility Identifier (UFI) for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Regulation).

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