EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers full service assistance in the event of product detention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during importation. Our dedicated project managers will coordinate sample collection and analysis, working directly with the FDA to determine exactly what is needed. We offer fast sampling and testing turnaround times and can deliver a custom Import Detention Resolution Packet (IDRP) directly to the FDA compliance officer.

The FDA has very specific rules and criteria that must be adhered to, maintaining proper chain of custody and integrity of product and analysis. EMSL Analytical, Inc. works with a team of highly trained and experienced personnel to properly collect, transport, analyze and report samples.

FDA Import Detention Services are highly customized and based on product as well as country of origin. For a personalized quote, please contact EMSL. We will need the following to initiate:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • FDA Detention Notice
  • Packing List  

Once the above information is received, a formal proposal will be submitted and a project manager will be assigned. EMSL will coordinate all sampling, transport, analysis and reporting needed.

Examples of possible analysis required:

  • Natural Toxins
  • Artificial Colors
  • Bacterial Pathogens
  • Leachable Lead and Cadmium
  • Mercury Analysis
  • Pesticide Residue
  • Fluoride