Risks to Food Importers
Under the new FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification ruling, importers of record are now responsible for ensuring that their food suppliers meet US EPA pesticide residue tolerances and FDA food safety requirements. Under FSMA, the FDA has increased surveillance of imported foods, and the process for gaining clearance from FDA detention is now more costly and time consuming than ever before.
Testing and Monitoring
SCS conducts random testing for pesticides, pathogenic bacteria, and industrial contaminants to demonstrate that your products and those of your suppliers meet labeling requirements set by the US EPA and FDA. In addition, we can set up monitoring programs for your operation prior to testing.
SCS uses FDA-approved methods for multi-residue screens, and provides customized tests for residues not detected by routine screens conducted by other testers. This gives you increased assurance prior to clearance. Our sampling and testing programs satisfy FDA mandatory testing requirements for imports from countries under block detention and for those under automatic detention due to previous violations.
Do You Need FDA Detention Clearance?
If you have been caught at the border and need fast help in crisis management for your shipments, call SCS for our expert FDA Detention Clearance services.