01 Mar FDA Increases Monetary Penalties for 2017
Last week the FDA announced an amended schedule for their Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) which are levied against tobacco retailers found in violation of current regulations or requirements under federal statute. The increase in CMP amounts are in line with 2015 legislation, The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act, which directs agencies to adjust their monetary penalties for inflation. The new schedule is listed below.
2017 FDA CMP Schedule for Tobacco Retailers
First Violation – $279.00
Second Violation Within 12-Month Period – $559.00
Third Violation Within a 24-Month Period – $1,118.00
Fourth Violation Within a 24-Month Period – $2,236.00
Fifth Violation Within a 36-Month Period – $5,591.00
Sixth or More Violations in a 48-Month Period – $11,182.00
Please note – the amounts listed above are for retailers without an approved training program. The schedule for retailers with an approved plan can be found on FDA’s CMP site here.