On the directions of the CDSCO, drug inspectors collected samples of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder from both the plants on Wednesday.
Samples of Johnson & Johnson baby powder to be tested as drug inspectors examine mfg facilities: Report
Johnson & Johnson in India did not have any immediate comment on the reports of sample seizures by Indian authorities.
Johnson & Johnson said in a statement that the Reuters article, which was published on Friday, “is one-sided, false and inflammatory.”
While Johnson & Johnson has dominated the talc powder market for more than 100 years, the products contributed less than 0.5% its $76.5 billion in revenue last year.
After Nestle's Maggie controversy, now the company's baby food product Cerelac is under the scanner of Food Safety and Drug Administration Department in Tamil Nadu.
The FDA had cancelled the licence of J&J facility in March after it found that 15 batches of baby talcum powder manufactured at the Mulund plant were sterilised using ethylene oxide, a chemical that is widely believed to cause cancer, nausea, vomiting and is considered an irritant.
The FDA has spotted ethylene oxide, a carcinogen and irritant, in 15 batches of baby talcum powder produced in 2007 and had shelf life until 2010.