Sparta, NJ, March 13th
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information from a company out of Florida that produces flu and cold medicines that issued a voluntary recall on specific lot numbers of several of its products. According to the recall notice, three different products have been found to contain microbial contamination and consumption of the liquid medicines could result in vomiting and diarrhea.
The products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers and the company reports it is notifying distributors by email to arrange for the return or replacement of all of the recalled products. Although at the time of the recall notice no reports of adverse events had been reported, consumers are advised to stop using the products and contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drugs. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with their use may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.
To help prevent these types of scenarios where contaminated medicines, prescription pharmaceuticals or consumer products could reach consumers, and the expenses associated with costly product recalls, MPL Laboratories’ FDA and DEA registered facility offers cGMP compliant sterility and microbiology testing services. MPL’s services are available to pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, importers, retailers, regulatory agencies and healthcare providers from across the globe.
To learn more about this or other pharmaceutical, over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, cosmetic or personal care product testing services offered by MPL Laboratories, please visit www.MPLLaboratories.com
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.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.