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FDA Not Slowing Down As 2017 Rapidly Approaches

Posted: December 29, 2016

With less than three days to go until 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) shows no signs of slowing down. Here are some of the things the Agency has done in the last few days alone:

(1) extended the compliance date for listing ingredients of tobacco products that were on the market as of August 8, 2016; the deadline is now August 8, 2017, or February 8, 2018 for small-scale manufacturers; (2) issued guidance on submitting warning plans for cigars; (3) issued a final rule on criteria for refusing to accept a tobacco product submission or application; (4) issued a final rule to align the menu labeling rule compliance and enforcement dates, which are both now May 5, 2017; (5) extended the comment period on the use of the term “healthy” in the labeling of food products to April 26, 2017; and (6) issued guidance on postmarket management of cybersecurity in medical devices

Please let me know if you have any questions on these or other issues. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy New Year!