Gordon Chu


Gordon Chu is the Director of Investigations Branch at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Division of West Coast Imports (DWCI) within the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations (OEIO).

In this role, Mr. Chu develops, manages, and evaluates inspectional matters for DWCI covering all FDA import activities associated with air and sea port operations in the States of Hawaii, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The Investigations Branch handles: importer inspection, import sample collection, field examination, entry review, investigation, and inspection of imported FDA regulated products. He works cooperatively and collaborates with Federal, State, and local agencies to ensure appropriate consumer protection.

Mr. Chu began his FDA career in 2002 as a Consumer Safety Officer (CSO). As a CSO, he conducted domestic food inspection, consumer compliant investigation, recall traceback investigation, and inspection of imported FDA regulated products. In 2010, he became a Supervisor Consumer Safety Officer (SCSO). As a supervisor, he had the opportunity to manage an Import Field Operation Team, an FDA team in the Centralized Examination Stations (CES), and the Los Angeles International Mail Facility. Mr. Chu was also the Import Program Manager (IPM) for the FDA Los Angeles District. As the IPM, he is the District liaison to FDA Headquarter handling import related issues and concerns. Mr. Chu was selected to be the Director of Investigations Branch (DIB) for DWCI in June 2018.

Mr. Chu has served as a mentor for the Federal Executive Board in Los Angeles, CA. He also served on multiple FDA Headquarter working group and committee related to Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), import process improvement, strategic framework, rapid screening technology, and partnership agreements. He also been instrumental in enhancing FDA relationship with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other Partnering Government Agencies. Mr. Chu holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Ecology from the University California of Irvine.