As of November 8th, 2017, the FDA has officially extended the listing deadline by six months. This means that all large-scale manufacturers have until the May 8th, 2018 deadline to submit their ingredients list (if they haven’t already) and the smaller manufacturers have a new deadline of November 8th, 2018 to submit their ingredients list.
Here is a snippet of the email recently sent by the FDA.
“FDA is extending the compliance deadline to submit ingredient listings for deemed tobacco products by six months due to technical issues users encountered with eSubmitter. FDA is extending this compliance deadline to provide manufacturers with additional time to submit the ingredient listing information required under Section 905 of the FD&C Act. “
Of course, with prior regulations the article goes on to state that any new tobacco products that have entered the market after August 8th of 2016 must submit their ingredient information at least 90 days prior to releasing the product to the market.
As many of us know, this can be a very time-consuming process so we strongly encourage any manufacturer big or small who has not already submitted their lists of ingredients to get started now and avoid a headache later. We will continue to provide updated information on FDA regulation deadlines here as they develop. We suggest that you follow groups such as VTA as they are industry leaders in providing our industry with up-to-date reliable information, and they help dispel any misinformation about vaping products and ensure that our industry is not only competitive and open, but they also advocate on a local and national level to fight for our rights to vape.
For more information the FDA recommends anyone with questions on this process to email SmallBiz.Tobacco@fda.hhs.gov for more information.
-Vape Craft Inc.