Detroit FDA Revises Hours of Operation
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the port of Detroit has notified the trade community that their hours of operation have now changed. The new hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Operating remotely
If the shipment receives an FDA 1USG/May proceed message, the carrier can cross the border on the weekend. However, If the shipment receives an exam notification, please direct the carrier to cross during FDA hours.
Please note that goods should not be opened or distributed in the U.S. until a 1USG/FDA may proceed message has been received.
Willson International and the FDA recommend the use of Import Trade. Auxiliary Communication System (ITACS), to upload documentation, check the FDA status of an entry, and receive FDA “Notices of Action.”
If you are an importer of food, and you do not have an ITACS account, it can be requested through the FDA Unified Registration and Listing System. Instructions for registration are provided in the ITACS Account Management presentation. Leveraging this technology will allow your company to have direct access the most current information on your shipments.