- Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder manufacturing license is revoked
- The company has announced the closure of its product from all over the world.
- Allegations that her baby powder is causing cancer
Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder: Maharashtra(Maharashtra) Of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has canceled the baby powder manufacturing license of Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd in the interest of public health. This information has been given through a press release. The state government agency said in a press release issued on Friday that the company’s product Johnson Baby Powder can affect the skin of newborn babies. The regulator said that the samples of powder for infants did not conform to the standard pH value during lab tests.
What was said in the press release?
The press release stated that the action was taken following a conclusive report from the Kolkata-based Central Pharmaceutical Laboratory, which stated that the powder sample does not conform to IS 5339:2004 with respect to pH test.
According to the press release, the FDA had collected samples of Johnson’s Baby Powder from Pune and Nashik for the purpose of quality checks. Government Analyst reported the powder samples as not conforming to the standard quality as they do not comply with the specification of IS 5339:2004 for Infant Skin Powder in pH testing. The FDA then issued a show-cause notice to Johnson & Johnson under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act-1940 and regulations. Apart from this, the company has also been ordered to recall all the stock of this product from the market. The Johnson & Johnson Company did not accept the report of the government analyst and called it Central Pharmaceutical Laboratory challenged in court to send in.
The company has announced the closure of its product from all over the world.
On 12 August, the company said that by 2023, johnson and johnson Baby Powder will be discontinued. The company says that it is tired of the legal battle. That’s why she is going to stop the production of her baby talcum powder.
Why did it have to be closed?
The company is accused of causing cancer of its baby powder. This is not the case against him in just one country. Thousands of cases have been filed around the world. When the report came out after the allegation of cancer on the company, the company’s sales were also affected and there was a huge decline. The company will now bring corn starch based powder in the market instead of talc based powder.
How is talc based powder made?
Talc is found underground. It is completely natural. It contains magnesium, silicon, hydrogen and oxygen. If you look at its chemical form, you will see magnesium silicate in it, whose chemical formula is Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. Let us tell you that it is also used to absorb moisture. It is also used in making cosmetics and personal care.
Why are there allegations?
Talc is found after digging the ground, where it is excavated, while asbestos is also found. Asbestos carries the risk of causing cancer. Now both are found nearby. Therefore, the company is being accused that its talc based powder also contains asbestos, which is giving rise to cancer. Although the company is calling it safe. She says that she prepares it after doing research.