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Possible Bacteria Contamination Results in the Recall of Popular Flushable Wipes

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

Sparta, NJ, November 30th, 2020 A major manufacturer of flushable wipes recently announced the recall of two of their products sold in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Specific lots of the flushable wipes, manufactured between February 7th and September 14th of 2020, could show the presence of a type of bacteria known as Pluralibacter gergoviae. The manufacturer’s recall notice states, “Pluralibacter gergoviae rarely causes serious infections in healthy individuals. However, individuals with weakened immune.......[Read More] [All News]

Mouthwash Recalled in the United States and Canada Due to Potential Microbial Contamination

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

Sparta, NJ, November 17th, 2020 A Texas company recently announced the recall of an antioxidant mouthwash that was distributed in the United States and Canada. The recall notice was published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which specifically mentions potential microbiological contamination exceeding the specified criteria. According to the recall and safety alert posted by the Government of Canada, “Some of the recalled products (lot #CU59) may have the presence of a common household microorganism,.......[Read More] [All News]

Face Powders Placed on FDA Import Alert List Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

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

Sparta, NJ, October 27th, 2020 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) listed a cosmetics company out of China on the agency’s Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE) import alert list due to microbial contamination concerns. An import alert informs the FDA's field staff and public that the agency has enough evidence to allow for DWPE of products that appear to be in violation of the FDA's laws and regulations. These violations could be related to the product, manufacturer, shipper and/or other.......[Read More] [All News]

Herbal Root Powder Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination

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

Sparta, NJ, October 13th, 2020 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently began alerting consumers and healthcare professionals to a company’s voluntary recall of all lots of its organic goldenseal root powder. The recalled powder was distributed nationwide to customers who ordered it through the company’s website and from a major online retailer from January through August of this year. According to the FDA, laboratory analysis found the product is contaminated with various bacteria, including multiple.......[Read More] [All News]

Hair Balm Recalled Due to Fungal Contamination Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides microbial, sterility, preservation and product development testing services for cosmetics and personal care products in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, September 22nd, 2020 Last month, the Government of Canada announced the recall of a hair balm product designed for men due to potential mold contamination. The product was manufactured by an American company and the lots being recalled were sold in Canada from May through August of this year. According to the recall notice, “Some of the recalled products may exhibit the presence of a common household mold, Penicillium concentricum, which may cause allergies or similar symptoms.” Consumers have been advised to.......[Read More] [All News]

Preservative Efficacy Testing of Cosmetics and Other Personal Care Products

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for consumer goods in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, August 31st, 2020 A research study published last year examined five categories of used cosmetic products to determine the potential risk to consumers due to microbial exposure. Over 450 lipstick, lip gloss, eyeliner, beauty blender and mascara products were tested for bacteria and fungi. The vast majority were found to be contaminated. While this study looked at used cosmetics, it’s a good indication of what can grow on cosmetics over time during normal use. In this study, and others that have taken place over the years,.......[Read More] [All News]

Recall Announced After Pluralibacter gergoviae Detected in Body Wash

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

Sparta, NJ, July 23rd, 2020 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary recall of thousands of units of a body wash. The product was sold nationwide and two lots were part of the recall due to potential microbial contamination. According to the FDA posting, product testing by the manufacturer revealed the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae in the body wash. Pluralibacter gergoviae, formerly known as Enterobacter gergoviae, is a Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) that is also an.......[Read More] [All News]

Cosmetic Concealer Sold Nationwide Recalled Due to Mold Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides sterility and microbial testing services for a wide range of cosmetics and personal care products in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, June 23rd, 2020 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a voluntary recall of a cosmetic product due to mold contamination concerns. The cosmetic concealer, produced in the United States, was sold nationwide. According to the recall notice published by the FDA, the company announced that out of an abundance of caution, and in line with its commitment to consumer satisfaction and safety, the firm is voluntarily recalling all shades of the product because a brownish-black material.......[Read More] [All News]



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