Food Service and Hospitality

Food Importing Services for Hospitality and Food Service

Buyers and purchasing managers for foodservice distributors, chain restaurants,  encounter barriers to global sourcing of the food items they desire. Their company may lack the compliance resources to meet requirements for importing foods such as the FDA FSVP rule, seafood HACCP regulations, USDA APHIS and FSIS rules, FSMA Section 204 traceability and more.

USFI Sales offers the solution to allow buyers and purchasing managers to source the items they desire. Purchasing managers and buyers contact us with the foods they want to buy. We ensure the suppliers meet corporate and regulatory compliance requirements. We serve your firm's vendor. Buyers then place orders with USFI Sales and we import the food and arrange transportation to the destination if needed.

Our services include:


We serve as a vendor to your company, include your company as a named insured under our product liability insurance and provide a written guarantee that the products comply with FDA requirements.

Importer of Record

We act as the importer of record for shipments and are responsible for properly classifying the foods, making entry, resolving holds and paying all duties, taxes and associated fees.

FSVP Importer

We act as the FSVP importer for shipments and perform all related FSVP compliance requirements.

FDA Seafood HACCP Importer

We serve as the FDA Seafood HACCP Importer and perform all verification requirements mandated by the regulations.

USDA Meat Imports

We obtain all required permits from USDA and import beef, sausage and other USDA-FSIS regulated products.

Customs Clearance

We clear the food through Customs and handle all holds placed by government agencies such as FDA and USDA.

Ordering and Invoicing

We receive your purchase orders and send buyers a sales order. We transmit invoices to your a/p department via EDI or PDF and offer flexibility to receive orders via email or fax as needed.


We ensure that foods are delivered to your distribution centers and provide assistance in scheduling deliveries.