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Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Recalled Due to Potential Bacterial Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, June 23, 2022 Last month, Health Canada issued a recall notice for various cosmetic and personal care products sold under three different brand names. The imported products included flushable skin cleansing wipes, continence care barrier cloths, maceratable bed baths, shampoo caps and maceratable wet wipes. Over 800,000 units of the products were sold across Canada from April of 2020 to April of 2022. According to the manufacturer’s news release, the recalled products could be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. .......[Read More] [All News]

Suspending Agent Used for the Compounding of Prescriptions for Oral Dosing Recalled Due to Microbial Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for pharmaceuticals, personal care products, cosmetics and other consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, June 14, 2022 A company that is a supplier to pharmacists recently initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of two lots of a flavored suspending agent used for compounding drugs to the hospital, pharmacy and distributor level. The affected lots are potentially contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli. According to the company announcement, posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Burkholderia gladioli is an opportunistic pathogen most commonly affecting patients with respiratory disease. Patients with compromised.......[Read More] [All News]

Bacterial Contamination Concerns Result in the Recall of Bubble Bath for Babies

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, May 11th, 2022 In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary recall of two lots of a bubble bath product marketed for use by babies and sold at select retailers in the United States. The recall was initiated due to potential contamination by a type of bacteria known as Pluralibacter gergoviae. Pluralibacter gergoviae, formerly known as Enterobacter gergoviae, is a Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) that is also an opportunistic pathogen. It has been associated with antibiotic-resistant.......[Read More] [All News]

Pharmaceutical Company Recalls Prescription Ointment Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides microbial services for pharmaceuticals and other products at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, April 4th, 2022 In late December, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary recall of a lot of a prescription ointment produced by a pharmaceutical company based in New York. The recall was initiated due to the presence of Ralstonia pickettii bacteria. According to the recall notice: R. pickettii is present in the natural environment (soil, water) and for healthy individuals with intact skin, is unlikely to cause any localized or systemic infections. However, for.......[Read More] [All News]

Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Recalled Due to Potential Bacterial Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides microbial services for over-the-counter medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products and consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, March 28th, 2022 In January, Health Canada announced the recall of hundreds of bottles of one lot of a dry mouth oral rinse manufactured in the United States and sold in Canada. The recall was initiated because the product may be contaminated with Klebsiella, a type of Gram-negative bacteria. While most healthy people typically don’t get Klebsiella infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it can cause different types of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), including pneumonia,.......[Read More] [All News]

Natural Laxative Recalled Due to Potential Microbial Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, pharmaceuticals, supplements, personal care products, cosmetics and other consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, March 22nd, 2022 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about the recall of one lot of a natural vegetable laxative to the consumer level due to potential microbial contamination. The voluntary recall was initiated by a company in Massachusetts that provides drug repackaging and dispensing services. According to the recall notice: Use of contaminated product by the elderly, patients with a weakened immune system, or patients at a higher risk of developing life-threatening inflammation of the.......[Read More] [All News]

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Certain Powdered Infant Formulas Following Complaints of Possible Bacterial Contamination

MPL Laboratories offers microbial services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility to help protect consumers and to help prevent costly product recalls.

Sparta, NJ, March 18th, 2021 Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to use three brands of certain powdered infant formulas produced at a plant in Michigan. The FDA announced it was investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections associated with the consumption of powdered infant formula produced from the facility. According to the FDA announcements and recent updates: In total, this investigation includes four reports of Cronobacter.......[Read More] [All News]

Retailer Recalls Imported Aromatherapy Room Spray Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides microbial and sterility testing services for consumer goods, personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other products at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, November 23rd, 2021 In October, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a large retailer was recalling thousands of bottles of aromatherapy room spray imported from India. Six different scents of the product are part of the recall that was initiated due to the possible presence of a rare bacteria and risk of serious injury and death. According to CPSC: Tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that a bottle of the room spray contained the rare and dangerous bacteria.......[Read More] [All News]



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