Mitch Zeller

FDA Asks Court to Delay Substantial Equivalence Deadline Until Sept. 9, 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a federal court to delay the substantial equivalence deadline—currently set for May 12, 2020—due to the...
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FDA Issues First Set of Warning Letters to Retailers Selling Newly Regulated Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the first round of warning letters have been sent to retailers found to be selling newly...
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Rep. Boehner, McCarthy & Upton Ask FDA to Move Grandfather Date

Three of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives have requested the grandfather date used for the proposed regulations of tobacco products by...
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White House Responds to FDA Exemption Petition

After more than 40,000 signatures and 750 days, the White House has formally responded to a petition to exempt premium cigars from the Food &...
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FDA Announces Regulations Plans, Premium Cigars Might Receive Exemption

Click here for a more complete explanation of the deeming document. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally announced its plans to regulate...
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FDA’s Deeming Document Expected Tomorrow

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce its proposed deeming document tomorrow according to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) and...
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Ten Questions for 2014

It’s hard to believe this is the fourth iteration of this column. About two weeks ago I started working on this article and to be...
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Graded: The Ten Questions for 2013

For the past few years, Charlie Minato has written an article in late December where he ponders ten questions he has for the cigar industry...
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FDA Tobacco Head Speaks on Potential Premium Cigar Regulations

Last week, Mitch Zeller, the director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), spoke on a variety of potential...
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