Riyadh, Aug. 15 -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on Monday confirmed that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby talcum powder sold in the Kingdom does not contain harmful asbestos.

The SFDA's confirmation came after a person questioned the authority's action, especially after Johnson & Johnson Company announced that it would cease production and sale of baby powder containing talc worldwide from 2023.

The SFDA has stated that asbestos is one of the banned substances on the list of safety bodies for cosmetic products approved in the Kingdom.

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