AGQ Labs is fully accredited (ISO-17025) to perform Pesticide Residue analysis for over 400 active ingredients as well as Heavy Metals analysis and Filth analysis
AGQ Labs provides a premier service to our customers walking them through every step of the process. From the Notice of Action issued by the FDA to monitoring the release of the shipment on the FDA Import Trade Auxiliary Communications System (ITACS), AGQ Labs is here to help our customers.
We understand that getting the shipment cleared as fast as possible is critical for our customers to avoid additional storage costs. This is why we strive to always submit packets prior to the first respond by date on the FDA Notice of Action.
Unlike other labs that are only located in the U.S., AGQ Labs is an international network of laboratories that has the ability to come up with a sampling plan at origin to help ensure that shipments arriving in the U.S. are free from the contaminate that caused the issue.
Clients will also benefit from our online or mobile platform BeSafer, a tool that allows sample management and provides real-time status.
What are FDA Detentions?, FDA Detention support
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures imported food products meet U.S. regulatory standards. Whenever the FDA detects an unapproved chemical on a commodity, a residue exceeding the maximum residue limit, or other health hazard, the FDA deems the product to be adulterated and refuses entry into the United States.
When this occurs, the supplier/product combination will be put on FDA Import Alerts and all future shipments from this supplier and product combination will be automatically detained without physical examination (DWPE). This means the FDA will refuse entry without even testing the shipment. In order for future shipments to be cleared by the FDA, a 3rd party laboratory must sample and test for the issue that put the firm and product on DWPE. The 3rd party laboratory submits their findings to the FDA and the FDA compliance officer determines if the shipment can be released.
You can find here more information about our FDA Detention Management.