FDA Confirms Asbestos Found in Talc

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued the AMA Analytical Services, Inc. final report in six parts from the agency’s year-long sampling assignment to test talc-containing cosmetic products for the presence of asbestos.
  • The full results showed 43 samples were negative and 9 were positive for asbestos.
  • Last year, the FDA immediately notified the public about the positive results and worked closely with the affected companies on their subsequent recalls. This final report lists both the positive and negative results of the talc-containing cosmetic products tested by AMA in 2019.
  • The FDA will conduct another talc sampling assignment throughout 2020, with 50 additional samples selected for blinded testing by AMA and will communicate any positive results if found. The final results are expected to be released in early 2021