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Burn Cream Sold in First Aid Kits Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

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

Sparta, NJ, February 2, 2023  In December, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of one lot of single-use packets of a burn cream. The burn cream, sold in boxes of 10 and also packaged in multiple brands of first aid kits, is designed for use as an over-the-counter first aid treatment for minor burns.  The product is being recalled because FDA analysis found the product to be contaminated with bacteria known Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus sonorensis. The recall notice warns that in.......[Read More] [All News]

Imported Laundry Detergent Recalled Due to Microbial Exposure Risks

MPL Laboratories offers microbial testing services for consumer goods, personal care products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility to help prevent costly recalls.

Sparta, NJ, January 30, 2023  Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted information about the recall of laundry detergent manufactured in Mexico and imported by a company based in Texas. The recall involves three different laundry detergents that were sold under one brand name.  CPSC reports: The recalled products can contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an environmental organism found widely in soil and water. People with weakened immune systems or external medical devices who are.......[Read More] [All News]

Infant Formula Recalled Due to Possible Health Concerns

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

Sparta, NJ, January 26, 2023  Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary recall of 5 batches of a brand of powdered infant formula because of a possible health risk. The company announced the recall was due to the potential for cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.  Even though the company had no reports of illnesses, the company disclosed it took this action because one test sample collected from the third-party packaging facility tested positive.......[Read More] [All News]

Company Recalls Over 8 Million Detergent and Cleaning Products Due to Microbial Exposure Concerns

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

Sparta, NJ, January 24, 2023  Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with Health Canada, posted information about the recall of a high-end brand of laundry detergent, fabric conditioner and various household cleaning products due to potential microbial contamination.  CPSC reports: The recalled products can contain bacteria, including Burkholderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes and multiple different species of Pseudomonas, many of which are environmental organisms found widely in soil.......[Read More] [All News]

Microbiological Safety of Cosmetics and the Role of Product Testing

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing of cosmetics to help protect consumers and to help companies comply with existing regulations to avoid costly product recalls.

Sparta, NJ, October 26, 2022  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that cosmetics sold in the United States are required to be safe when consumers use them according to directions in the labeling, or in the customary or expected way. These products must not be adulterated and are also required to not be prepared, packed, or stored in a way in which they may become contaminated or harmful to health.  Companies that manufacture or distribute cosmetics are legally responsible for the safety of their products,.......[Read More] [All News]

Potential Microbial Contamination Results in the Recall of Two Sunscreen Products

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

Sparta, NJ, September 8, 2022  Health Canada recently posted information about the voluntary recall of two sunscreen products sold by a beauty, cosmetic and personal care manufacturer and retailer. The products include a broad spectrum lip butter and a face and body sunscreen lotion.  According to the recall notice, the company recalled all lots of the two solar protection products due to quality concerns linked to deficiencies in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The notice goes on state that the microbial content/total.......[Read More] [All News]

Children’s Nasal Allergy Swab Recalled Due to Potential Microbial Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant microbial testing services for over-the-counter medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumer products.

Sparta, NJ, September 1, 2022  In June, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of a nasal allergy swab for children due to microbial contamination concerns. The homeopathic product is used by swabbing the nose and is meant to relieve allergy symptoms.  One lot of the product, with an August 2024 expiration date, is part of the voluntary recall. The product was sold nationwide to wholesale distributors, retail stores and online. The recall was initiated after FDA testing found some.......[Read More] [All News]

Hair Conditioning Spray Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

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, August 29, 2022  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about the voluntary recall of a hair conditioning spray used to repair and seal the surface of people’s hair while protecting it from high temperatures. The 4.2 ounce spray bottles were distributed nationwide, have a single lot number, and were not available to consumers before April 12th of this year.  According to the recall notice, the product has the potential to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc)........[Read More] [All News]



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