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FDA Postpones Upcoming Deadlines for those in “Natural Disaster Areas”

Today, October 18, 2017, FDA updated its compliance deadlines to reflect a new extension for those manufacturers and importers "affected by recent natural disasters"--a list of such areas is provided on here.  The deadline for those in the designated areas has been moved out six months:

The deadline for submission of the ingredient listing for those in the designated areas has been moved out six months:

  • For non-small scale manufacturers and importers: May 8, 2018 (originally due November 8, 2017)
  • For small-scale manufacturers and importers: November 8, 2018 (originally due May 8, 2018)--this postponement also applies to the deadline for small-scale manufacturers and importers to submit Tobacco Health Documents(previously November 8, 2017, now May 8, 2018)

Briefly, the designated "disaster" areas include:

  • Parts of the Caribbean Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Parts of California
  • Parts of Florida
  • Parts of Texas

FDA notes the list will be updated in accordance with FEMA designations of disaster areas.

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