More meeting specifics, including information on how to register for the meeting, will be made available soon through a Federal Register Notice, and on the FDA public meetings website.
For the past several years, Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers have faced lawsuits from consumers who charge that use of talc-based personal care products cause cancer. In October, J&J recalled a single lot recall of its Johnson's baby powder due to a sub-trace level of chrysotile asbestos contamination. Nearly a year ago, J&J refuted a Reuters' article about the safety of its talc-based products.
As a result of the reports and consumer lawsuits, J&J created a website, www.factsabouttalc.com. In addition, the FDA has a website of its own devoted to consumer questions regarding talc. See: www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetic-ingredients/talc