On August 12, 2015 a chemical explosion occurred at the Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co., at the industrial center named Bihhai New Area. Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd. was a storage and distribution center of containers with hazardous chemicals: sodium cyanide (NaCN), toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and calcium carbide (CaC2), all of which pose direct threats to human health on contact. NaCN in particular is highly toxic.
In order to verify the products are not contaminated from the explosions, FDA will be requiring submission of entry and shipping documents (bills of lading, air waybills, commercial invoices, etc.) for entries of human and animal food products, human and animal drug products, and medical devices which are indicated as having originated from, stored in, or transited through the industrial center Binhai New Area in Tianjin, China and Xiditou Township of Beichen District in Tianjin, China.
Importers are advised that it may speed FDA's review process if entry documentation is provided in a timely manner; and, for those shipments indicated for examination or sampling, if location and availability information is provided in a timely manner.
Questions regarding this action by FDA can be directed to Division of Import Operations, 12420 Parklawn Drive, ELEM Room 3109, Rockville, MD 20857 telephone: (301) 796-8969.
Questions related to the entry processing of specific entries should be directed to the FDA District covering the port of entry.
To read the entire FDA Notice please follow this link: FDA Guidance for Products from Tianjin