FCE and SID Filings
The U.S. FDA requires companies that produce certain Acidified and Low-Acid Canned Food (LACF) packaged in hermetically sealed containers to obtain a Food Canning Establishment (FCE) registration. In addition, food canning establishments must file documentation with FDA for each process used in the production of foods subject to these requirements. Each of these “Process Filings” is assigned a unique “Submission Identifier” (SID) number.
A SID must be submitted in the form of an “Affirmation of Compliance Code” (AofC) when importing these products into the United States