From the FDA: The FDA recognizes that recent natural disasters have affected several areas. Multiple hurricanes have devastated parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and hurricanes and wildfires have affected parts of the continental United States. FDA is announcing several actions regarding industry in the affected areas.
The FDA is aware that tobacco manufacturers and importers in the affected areas are dealing with extraordinary circumstances and may need additional time to meet certain requirements. As a result, the FDA is extending the compliance deadlines for the ingredient listing and health document submission requirements by an additional six months for manufacturers and importers of deemed products in the areas affected by these recent natural disasters.
The original deadline of May 18, 2018 has now been extended to Nov. 18, 2018.
For more information and the complete announcement, visit the FDA website.