BRIEF-FDA Stands By Findings Showing Asbestos In J&J's Talc

Dec 4 (Reuters) - U.S. FDA

* FDA ON J&J'S TESTS ON BABY TALC SAYS THERE IS NO INDUSTRY-WIDE STANDARD TO DETECT ASBESTOS FIBERS SO DIFFERENT LAB TESTS CAN YIELD VARYING RESULTS

* FDA ON J&J'S TESTS ON BABY TALC SAYS AGENCY IS AWARE OF J&J'S ASSERTIONS AND THE FDA STANDS BY ITS FINDINGS

* FDA SAYS BELIEVE POSITIVE RESULT FROM AGENCY'S TESTING OF J&J'S BABY TALC FOR ASBESTOS IS OF CONCERN, WARRANTED ACTIONS THE AGENCY TOOK

* FDA SAYS GIVEN POWDERED NATURE OF J&J'S BABY TALC, CONTAMINANT FIBERS LIKELY ARE NOT UNIFORMLY DISPERSED THROUGHOUT TALC Further company coverage: