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Chavez, Inc. Close out Letter 11/24/09


Department of Health and Human Services logoDepartment of Health and Human Services

Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration

Center for Tobacco Products
9200 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville MD 20850-3229

November 24, 2009

Ms. Israel Chavez, Owner
Chavez, Inc.
6216 Strawberry Lane
Louisville, KY 40214

Dear Ms. Chavez:

We acknowledge receipt of your response to the November 2, 2009 Warning Letter issued by FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. We have reviewed the corrections that you have made to your websites relating to your marketing and sale of the following flavored cigarettes in the United States: Djarum Red Kretek Clove Cigarettes. Your corrective actions appear to adequately address the concerns detailed in the Warning Letter. We will periodically monitor your web site to ensure your continued compliance. You are reminded that it is your obligation to ensure that the tobacco products that you market and sell on your Web site to consumers in the United States comply with the Federal, Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.



Ann Simoneau
Regulatory Counsel
Center for Tobacco Products