The FDA has very specific rules and criteria that must be adhered to at all times. It is crucial to carefully follow their procedures and to maintain proper chain of custody and integrity of the product and analysis.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. works with a team of highly trained and experienced personnel to properly collect, transport, analyze and report samples directly to the FDA to resolve import detention cases.

The FDA's Import Detention services are highly customized based on the type of product and the country of origin. For a personalized quote to resolve your case, EMSL will need the following documentation to initiate services:
  • • Commercial Invoice
  • • FDA Detention Notice
  • • Packing List

Please be sure to carefully note all due dates listed on the FDA Detention Notice.

Once the above information is received, EMSL will contact the FDA Compliance Officer assigned to the import and determine exactly what is required. A formal proposal will be submitted to you and a project manager will be assigned as your direct contact. EMSL will coordinate all sampling, transport, analysis and required reporting.