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Maharashtra FDA cancels production of Johnson and Johnson baby powder


Maharashtra’s Food and Drugs Administration said that it cancelled the product manufacturing license of Johnson’s and Johnson’s Baby Powder.

The Maharashtra FDA issued a press note stating that the sample of Johnson’s Baby Powder were declared ‘Not of Standard Quality’.

FDA Maharashtra had taken the samples of Johnson’s Baby Powder at Pune and Nashik for quality check purposes.

The administration issued show cause notice to the firm under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act,1940 and also issued instructions to the firm to recall the shock of the said product from the market.

According to the press note, the firm also challenged the quality tests to be sent to the Central drugs Laboratory Government of India. The Director of CDL also issued the final conclusive report in line with the Maharashtra FDA.

The press note further stated that, Since Johnson’s Baby Powder is used in newborn babies, the sample being declared ‘ Not of Standard in pH’ may affect the health of the skin of the newborn babies. hence, in the larger public interest, FDA Maharashtra is cancelling the manufacturing license of the Johnson’s Baby Powder, with the order dated 15th September.

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