Food Safety Services for Importers & Exporters

The United States imports nearly $12 billion worth of seafood every year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is becoming more stringent in its enforcement of existing regulations, which translates to detention of seafood products due to the presence of pathogens, improper labeling, filth and decomposition.

If denied entry to the United States, these products either have to be reconditioned, relabeled or discarded depending on the condition of the product and the violation. Here are several of the most common reasons that your food might be prevented from entering the United States.

How Can EHA Help You?

    Chart of FDA and EHA procedures.
  • Meeting with the FDA on behalf of the exporter/consignee to understand how the product can be released into commerce.

  • Working with nationally certified laboratories to present records of evidence and samples to indicate the product is in compliance or at the least within the prescribed guidelines for the level of contaminants.

  • Proposing and overseeing a protocol, for additional testing and/or reconditioning of products, for acceptance by the FDA.

  • Helping the importer/consignee with re-labeling and bringing the product into compliance.

  • HACCP-based inspection of your manufacturing/processing facility and training employees on HACCP principles.

EHA offers unique and targeted expertise on matters including FDA compliance and quality assurance. Our services involve auditing, due diligence, loss prevention, crisis management, product reconditioning and relabeling, training, and litigation support. Our team offers an ""insider's" perspective, having scientific/legal/regulatory backgrounds with FDA-regulated products. We strive to help prevent problems before they occur, as well as to resolve promptly any that may already exist.

Our corporate offices are based in the Baltimore-Washington area, but our consulting practice is global. We have extensive experience with domestic and foreign entities, as well as foreign language capabilities. From our headquarters, we are able to call upon vast resources from academic centers and other public and private facilities. Our team includes epidemiologists, registered pharmacists, attorneys, former health department officials, and university professors. We offer extensive experience and corresponding credentials as experts in our fields.

Our consultations encompass assistance with matters involving FDA, USDA, DEA, and state agencies, reimbursement, cost-containment, advertising and promotion issues, audits, risk reduction and quality assessment in the practice environment.

Contact EHA Consulting Group today for more information about how we can assist your company.