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Category Press Release
Publish Date 11/29/2018
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Company Recalls Multiple Natural and Homeopathic Health and Wellness Products due to Microbial Concerns
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides sterility and other microbial testing services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.
Sparta, NJ, November 29th, 2018

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information from a Wisconsin company that produces natural and homeopathic products for humans and pets. The company had voluntarily announced a recall of six of its products for humans and two of its products for cats and dogs.

The company initiated the recall of the health and wellness products due to microbial contamination concerns. In fact, the recall notice stated, “The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination. Administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals and animals.”

The recall included oral sprays for everything from temporary relief of dizziness and nausea to weight management, mineral buildup and eye irritation, and relieving discomfort from varicose veins. The items are packaged in 2 ounce bottles and were manufactured by another company in North Carolina. They were sold via wholesale, retail and through online sales. Fortunately, at the time of the recall notice, the company had not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall.

The scientists at MPL Laboratories work to help prevent these types of costly product recalls due to microbial concerns. MPL Laboratories operate a FDA registered and DEA licensed testing facility that offers cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant microbial testing services. These services are available to homeopathic, over-the-counter (OTC) and pharmaceutical companies, as well as for other manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, regulatory agencies and healthcare providers.

To learn more about this or other homeopathic, pharmaceutical, cosmetic or personal care product testing services provided by MPL Laboratories, please visit www.MPLLaboratories.com, call (800) 548-1874 or email pricerequest@mpllaboratories.com.


About MPL Laboratories
MPL Laboratories (formerly Marypaul Laboratories) was founded in 1985 as a full service microbiology laboratory. It is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by PJLA, FDA and DEA registered, and NJDEP certified. MPL’s staff includes a PhD Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology, M.S. and B.S. degreed microbiologists, and other dedicated scientists. The microbiology testing laboratory serves the pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic, personal care and food industries. MPL aims to provide its clients with high quality, reliable test data in a timely manner. The laboratory is part of the EMSL Analytical network of over 40 laboratories across the United States and Canada.
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