FDA orders recall of asbestos-containing cosmetics

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/27
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Chung Yu-chen

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday ordered two types of cosmetic products manufactured by Tainan-based TJ Group removed from shelves nationwide after tests found them to contain asbestos.

The move came after the FDA was informed by its U.S. counterpart and Health Canada on July 3 that five foreign-branded beauty products being sold in those countries and found to contain cancer-causing asbestos were made by a contract manufacturer in Taiwan.

However, according to a preliminary investigation by the FDA, only four of the products were made in Taiwan, by TJ Group, which was ordered to immediately remove them from sales outlets across the country as a precautionary measure July 9.

As a follow up measure, the FDA then inspected TJ Group's factory in Tainan and released the results of tests it conducted on nine out of 12 samples from the plant Saturday.

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