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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]

Natural Health Product Recalled Due to Possible Microbial Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides microbial and sterility testing services for supplements, pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines, personal care products, cosmetics and other consumer goods.

Sparta, NJ, November 15th, 2021 Last month, Health Canada announced the recall of one lot of a natural health product marketed for use with children and teenagers. The product is designed to help support brain and eye health, concentration and mental function, and the management of attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) according to the manufacturer. The Canadian company that sells the soft gel capsules reports the recall is due to possible bacterial contamination with Staphylococcus aureus, which.......[Read More] [All News]

All Ultrasound Gel and Lotion Products Manufactured by Canadian Company Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

MPL provides sterility & microbial testing services for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, OTC medicines & consumer goods at its FDA-registered, cGMP & ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, October 1st, 2021 All ultrasound gels and lotions manufactured by a Canadian pharmaceutical company have been recalled due to risk of bacterial contamination. The gels and lotions were distributed to the United States, Canada, and several other countries. The products, sold under various brand names, have been associated with at least 66 infections, including 60 bloodstream infections caused by an unknown source of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is working to ensure.......[Read More] [All News]



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