Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder production license is revoked after FDA raids in Pune
As a result of raids conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at Pune and Nashik, Johnson’s baby powder manufactured by Johnson and Johnson’s Pvt Ltd has been permanently revoked.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permanently revoked the production license for Johnson’s baby powder produced by multinational company Johnson and Johnson’s Pvt Ltd. following raids in Pune and Nashik.
The government’s drug control laboratory in Mumbai discovered that the product was substandard after analysing samples collected from Pune and Nashik.
Baby powder is applied to newborn children. The flaws were discovered during the manufacturing process. The pH of the products was not up to the required standard, causing skin damage in newborns and small children. As a result, officials stated that continuing production was not in the public interest, and the permit was revoked.
The FDA has issued the company a show-cause notice.
This product has also been recalled from the market by a company. The company refused to accept the government analyst’s report and filed an application in the courts of Pune and Nashik for re-testing in a drug laboratory.
“After the re-testing of samples by the central drugs laboratory of Kolkata, the licence has been cancelled,” said Gaurishankar Byale, joint commissioner, FDA, Mumbai.