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ORA Data Exchange Overview

The Office of Regulatory Affairs Data Exchange is a unified platform to securely share information between FDA and state and local regulatory partners. Built under FDA's efforts to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, the ORA Data Exchange's 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.

New Capabilities as of August 2020 (Release 7.0):

  • Samples Receipt and Analysis Results data submissions for samples collected under the FERN Cooperative Program (CAP) – FDA Collected Samples

New Capabilities as of May 2020 (Release 6.0):

  • Non-Contracted Inspections data sharing by Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) conformant regulatory partners (ORAPP and NFSDX)

Data Exchange Capabilities