The Office of Regulatory Affairs Data Exchange (ORA DX) is a unified platform to securely share information between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state and local regulatory partners. Under FDA's efforts to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, the ORA DX mission is to streamline submission of food safety regulatory data and support timely decision-making by providing access to relevant inventory, sample, and inspection information.
Participation in the ORA DX provides regulatory partners with the following benefits:
The ORA DX consists of two systems that facilitate secure, electronic data exchange: the ORA Partners Portal (ORAPP) and the National Food Safety Data Exchange (NFSDX). ORAPP is a website that allows FDA regulatory partners to view and submit regulatory data through a comprehensive web-based user interface. NFSDX is a system-to-system web service that provides bi-directional communication between FDA IT systems and regulatory partner IT systems. Also available is the Enhanced DX Client, a downloadable desktop application that allows regulatory partners to submit sample data to FDA.