The DUNS number is a nine-digit unique number assigned by the D&B (the DUN and Bradstreet), a private company. In this blog, we have explained “How to get DUNS number for free.
Why DUNS number?
DUNS number for drug establishment registration -Having a DUNS number is a mandatory requirement for drug establishment registration.
DUNS number for food facilities and food importer – In the preamble to the final rule, FDA stated that it anticipated issuing guidance specifying those UFI(s) that we recognize as acceptable and that the FDA expects to recognize DUNS numbers as acceptable UFI. During the 2020 food facility registration renewal, a DUNS number is required to complete the biennial registration.
How much it costs for the DUNS number?
When you search over the internet, you may find several companies offering assistance for the DUNS number and asking for the money. However, the DUNS number can be obtained free of charge. It will cost $ 0 to get the DUNS number.
How to get DUNS number for free
- Apply for the DUNS on the fdadunslookup.com website. You can find step by step user guide at the below link. https://fdadunslookup.com/FDA%20DUNS%20Portal%20User%20Guide.pdf
- You can also apply for the DUNS on the federal DUNS website at the below link. https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/
- If you need a DUNS number within 24 hours, contact your local D&B office.
Even when you contact your local D&B office, they may say that the DUNS number is chargeable; however, you have to explain to them that the DUNS number is required for FDA compliance purposes.
How much time it will take to get DUNS number
It usually requires 30 days to provide a DUNS number upon receiving a completed request. For businesses willing to pay a fee of about $250, Dun & Bradstreet can assign the DUNS number within five days.
How to search the existing DUNS number and update D&B records
You can search your DUNS number on the fdadunslookup.com website and update the company information in D&B records.
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