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Bausch Yanked Talc From Its Body Powder Months Before J&J Recall

Nov. 6, 2019, 11:00 AM

As retailers pull Johnson & Johnson’s recalled talc-based baby powder from their shelves over reports of asbestos contamination, one competitor has yanked the mineral from its product altogether.

Bausch Health Cos. Inc., maker of Shower to Shower powder, said it reformulated the product last year to replace talc with corn starch as the active ingredient, company officials said Nov. 5. The last lot of its talc product was distributed in February, they said. The firm hadn’t previously disclosed the switch.

“Bausch Health changed formulations for Shower to Shower to keep the product in line with market trends and customer...

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