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Trademark Co., Inc., d/b/a Golden Valley Tobacco - Close Out Letter 3/10/14


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 Food and Drug Administration
Center for Tobacco Products
9200 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville MD 20850-3229


MAR 10, 2014

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Fady Daw
Golden Valley Tobacco Co.
7880 Beech Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432
fady@goldenvalleytobacco. com

Dear Mr. Daw:

The United States Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products has completed an evaluation of your corrective actions in response to our Warning Letter dated July 30, 2013. Based on our evaluation, it appears that you have addressed the violation(s) contained in the Warning Letter by no longer manufacturing and promoting for sale on your website, http://www.qoldenvalleytobacco.com, cigarette- or roll-your-own-tobacco with modified-risk claims without an FDA-order in effect or cigarette- or RYO-tobacco that purport to contain a characterizing flavor.

This letter does not relieve you or your firm from the responsibility of taking all necessary steps to assure sustained compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its implementing regulations or with other relevant legal authority. This letter also will not preclude any regulatory action should violations be observed in the future.




Ele Ibarra-Pratt
Division Director
Division of Promotion, Advertising, and Labeling
Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Center for Tobacco Products

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