FDA’s new standards could be too costly and too late for smaller manufacturers

Fears have been raised that new product standards proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect consumer health may be costly to implement and overly burdensome for smaller companies.

The FDA has proposed a series of new requirements that would apply controls to product design and development, establish manufacturing specifications, prevent contamination and prohibit the manufacture or distribution of products that do not meet specifications. If approved, the proposals could have an outsized impact on vaping manufacturers.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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