|Submitted||July 7, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
The FDA has repeatedly expressed the position that synthetic botanicals are new dietary ingredients and therefore require each company selling or marketing such a compound to submit a new dietary ingredient notification. I am therefore seeking all new dietary ingredient notifications for synthetic theacrine, aka 1,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
Dear Mr. Roberts,
This is in response to your July 10, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records pertaining to SYNTHETIC THEACRINE - DIETARY INGEDIENT NOTIFICATIONS.
The Center Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) conducted a search and did not locate any records responsive to your request. Therefore, we are closing our file on this case.
While we believe that an adequate search of appropriate files was conducted for the records you requested in CFSAN, you have the right to appeal this determination. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency's decision.
Your appeal must be mailed within 90 days from the date of this response, to:
Ms. Catherine Teti
Deputy Agency Chief FOIA Officer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
Please clearly mark both the envelope and your letter "FDA Freedom of Information Act Appeal."
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, please contact me directly, Samantha.Wilde@fda.hhs.gov<mailto:Samantha.Wilde@fda.hhs.gov> or 240-402-0003. You may also contact the FDA FOIA Public Liaison for assistance at:
Office of the Executive Secretariat
US Food & Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1050
Rockville, MD 20857
If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman's office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
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