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Dear Maher Lababidi:
On September 12, 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) issued you a Warning Letter informing you that your Candy King Batch e-liquid product is misbranded under section 903(a)(1) and/or 903(a)(7)(A) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) because its labeling and/or advertising is false or misleading. The Warning Letter also informed you that this product is misbranded under section 903(a)(7)(B) because you sold it to a person younger than 18 years of age, in violation of 21 C.F.R. § 1140.14(b)(1). Specifically, FDA determined that the labeling and/or advertising of your Candy King Batch e-liquid is misleading under section 903(a)(1) and/or 903(a)(7)(A) of the FD&C Act because it causes the product to imitate food products, particularly ones that are marketed toward, and/or appealing to, children. FDA also determined that a person younger than 18 years of age was able to purchase Candy King Batch e-liquid from your website.
On September 22, 2018 you sent FDA a response to the Warning Letter, and we held a teleconference on October 19, 2018 to discuss the Warning Letter and your response. In response to the Warning Letter, you stated that you implemented corrective actions to address the violations identified in the Warning Letter. Based on our evaluation, it appears that you have taken steps to address the violations identified in the Warning Letter. We note that you may have other tobacco products with labeling and/or advertising that causes the product to be misbranded for similar reasons to those discussed above. You are responsible for taking any necessary actions to bring your tobacco products into compliance with the requirements of the law.
This letter does not relieve you or your firm from the responsibility of taking all necessary steps to ensure sustained compliance with the FD&C Act and its implementing regulations or with other relevant legal authority. This letter also will not preclude any regulatory action should violat!ons be observed in the future.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (301) 796-9235 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Center for Tobacco Products
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