Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations
Lansdowne Citgo 5/16/13
Department of Health and Human Services
|Public Health Service|
Food and Drug Administration
|Center for Tobacco Products|
9200 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3229
MAY 16, 2013
Attn: Site Manager
2810 Hammonds Ferry Road
Baltimore, MD 21227
Re: FDA Warning Letter Regarding Tobacco Retailer lnspection Violation
Reference Number: 13MD001269
Dear Sir or Madam:
This Warning Letter is notification from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advising you that Lansdowne Citgo was observed to be in violation of federal tobacco laws and regulations. Failure to correct these violations may lead to federal enforcement actions, including monetary penalties. Your response is requested in 15 working days.
On April 29, 2013, an inspector representing the FDA completed an inspection of the establishment, located at 2810 Hammonds Ferry Road, Baltimore, MD 21227. During this inspection the establishment was in violation because you or your employee sold cigarettes to a minor.
This inspection revealed that the establishment sells, distributes, advertises, and/or promotes cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, and/or smokeless tobacco, which requires that the establishment and its owners comply with federal laws and regulations governing such practices. The violation observed during the April 29, 2013, inspection includes the following:
- A minor was able to buy Newport Box 100s cigarettes on April 29, 2013, at approximately 1:26 PM in the establishment.