FDA warns toothpick maker

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Smart Toothpicks for several violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act.

Smart Toothpicks is a company in Arizona that sells dissolvable tobacco products, including peppermint ice nicotine toothpicks.

The FDA’s warning letter cited the company for three violations: selling a tobacco product to a minor through the company’s website; selling unauthorized modified-risk tobacco products; and failing to include required nicotine warning statements on both packaging and advertising. The FDA is requiring the company to respond in writing within 15 days outlining its plan for corrective actions and compliance with the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act.