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CLOSEOUT LETTER

MD Cigars LLC Oct 21, 2015

MD Cigars LLC - Close Out Letter 10/21/15


MD Cigars LLC

  

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

Food and Drug Administration
 
Center for Tobacco Products
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993 

OCT 21 2015
 

VIA Electronic Mail

MD Cigars LLC
d/b/a MD Cigars and Accessories / MD Cigars Pipes and Tobacco
Attn: Michael Byelick
orders@mdcigars.com

Dear Mr. Byelick:

The United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products has completed an evaluation of your corrective actions included in your response letter dated September 7, 2015, in response to our Warning Letter dated September 2, 2015. Based on our evaluation, it appears that you have addressed the violations contained in the Warning Letter by no longer offering for sale or distribution adulterated cigarette tobacco and/or roll-your-own tobacco products and misbranded smokeless tobacco products on your website http://www.mdcigars.com.

We remind you that you are also required to follow all other applicable federal laws and regulations. For example, section 3(b)(3) of the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 (15 U.S.C. § 4402), requires the quarterly rotation of warning label statements on advertising for each brand of smokeless tobacco. Quarterly rotation must be done in accordance with a plan submitted by the tobacco product manufacturer, importer, distributor, or retailer and approved by FDA.

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.


Sincerely,

/S/

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


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