Maharashtra FDA cancels license to manufacture Johnson’s baby powder, fails in quality check

News Desk: The Food and Drug Administration of Maharashtra on Friday canceled the manufacturing license of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. During a routine quality inspection by the state Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a sample taken for inspection was found to be of substandard quality.

According to the Drug Administration Agency, the pH value of baby powder was found to be much higher than the permissible level. Samples were collected from two locations Pune and Nashik for quality testing. The FDA has also issued a show cause notice to the firm under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940. J&K was also asked to recall all its stocks from the market.

Also, the company did not accept the FDA’s test report and decided to challenge it in court. In which a petition was filed that the samples should be sent to the referral laboratory i.e. Central Drugs Laboratory, Government of India, Kolkata.As per the report, the Director CDL, Kolkata also confirmed the report of Maharashtra FDA and issued the final decision report stating that the sample was not conforming to IS 5339:2004 with respect to the test of pH.

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