TTB Eliminates Expedite Requests and Informal Reviews for COLA Applications

On February 2, TTB posted a bulletin on its COLA and formula approval process.  Due to increases in label and formula submissions and economic impacts on the agency, TTB will no longer accept “Expedite Requests” or “Informal Reviews” effective immediately.  TTB is cautioning applicants to allow for a 90-day application review process.  The agency is encouraging the use of its e-application program, which will allow processing to occur in approximately half the time as paper applications.  The COLA Online system has been upgraded to allow status tracking and TTB has released a new Formulas Online program for drafting, submitting and tracking formula applications. 
For more information or assistance on TTB rules and procedure contact Carol Kingrey Ritter at [email protected]
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