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OMIC USA Inc. Announces FDA Import Detention Testing Service

FDA Import Detention TestingJuly 2, 2012 — With the ongoing expansion of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) there is an increasing number of foods and commodities being tested by the FDA at the time of import. Illegal residues are often detected through routine sampling, which leads to a refusal of entry for that shipment and automatic detention going forward. Unfortunately for importers, this Detention Without Physical Examination or DWPE (formerly referred to as FDA Automatic Detention) can be a worrisome and confusing situation.

In the face of this ongoing challenge, OMIC USA Inc. ( is pleased to announce its capability to test samples and submit analytical packages towards clearance of FDA detention. With a current arsenal of instruments, integral quality system, and highly qualified scientists, we have already successfully submitted a number of packages on behalf of clients who were dealing with the specific problems associated with an FDA Detention Notice.

From start to finish, OMIC USA Inc. handles all of the complicated details. We offer 1) a nationwide network of sampling agents who collect and document samples according to very specific requirements, 2) ISO 17025 accredited analysis for the substance in question, and 3) the experience required to compile the report that will serve as the client’s response to the FDA notice. Please contact us as soon as possible following receipt of an FDA notice of detention in order to receive assistance in navigating the process and avoid any potential delays.

Arsenic Testing Notice

To Our Customers:

On February 17th, 2012 the FDA issued a statement in response to the recent reports of high levels of Arsenic in Organic Brown Rice Syrup (OBRS) and other rice products. As part of this response, the FDA is expanding it’s surveillance efforts of Arsenic in rice.

OMIC USA has the capabilities to provide detection of Arsenic in rice down to 10 parts per billion (ppb) utilizing an ICP with ICP-MS confirmation as needed. The method used is in reference to EPA method 3052.

In addition to Arsenic, as part of our Food Safety testing, we also offer analysis for the Heavy Metals: Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury at ppb detection levels.

We have been testing for Arsenic in Juice and concentrates to this level for some time and our methods and protocols are well established.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Warm regards,

Eric W. Coultas

Technical Sales Representative


3344 NW Industrial St., Portland, OR 97210

TEL: 503.223.1497 (x 24)

FAX: 503.223.9436

Written by ecoultas

March 7th, 2012 at 4:25 pm