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Mumbai. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra government has canceled the license of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder in the state, thus stopping the making and selling of the product in the state. The FDA found in the investigation that the pH value of the powder exceeded the mandatory limit for children's health. The FDA said they had given the company a "show cause notice" asking why their license should not be cancelled. But, no satisfactory reply was received from the company.
Investigation was already on
Actually, the FDA started the investigation by taking samples of baby powder from Pune and Nashik centers. Investigation revealed that the powder is harmful to the skin of children. The FDA has also asked the company to withdraw batches of the spoiled powder from the market.
J&J already stopped selling the powder
In the US and Canada, in 2020 itself, the company stopped selling the powder due to legal reasons and low sales. Two years after the decision, Johnson & Johnson said in August that it would stop selling talc-based baby powder worldwide in 2023. Will start selling cornstarch-based baby powder instead. Maharashtra FDA bans talc-based baby powder. At the same time, the company had said that they are trying to find the best product for the growth of the organization. They hope that they will be able to meet the needs of the public better in the times to come. The sale of cornstarch-based powders has already started in many countries.