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Sparta, NJ 07871

Phone: 973-300-9715
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Microbial Testing Services

Category Press Release
Publish Date 5/26/2020
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Dietary Supplement Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility to help prevent costly product recalls and protect consumers.
Sparta, NJ, May 26th, 2020

An herbal dietary supplement company from Oregon recently announced it was recalling one of its products due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall notice was posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and includes two lots of the product.

The herbal supplement was packaged in 4 ounce to 50 pound bags. It was sold to consumers through the company’s website, retail store, and by phone and fax orders. The recalled products were distributed to over 40 states and parts of Canada. The problem was discovered in a portion of the company’s inventory of ingredients. Fortunately, at the time of the recall notice, no illnesses had been reported to the company, but consumers are still being advised to stop using the products and to return them for a refund.

Salmonella contamination is a common cause of foodborne illness. Usually, symptoms last four to seven days and most people get better without treatment. However, Salmonella can cause more serious illness in older adults, infants and people with chronic diseases. Preventing contaminated products with Salmonella from reaching consumers is essential as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the U.S. alone, the bacteria can cause 420 deaths, 26,500 hospitalizations and 1.35 million infections annually.

MPL Laboratories operates an FDA and DEA registered testing facility that offers cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant microbial testing services. These services can be essential for testing raw ingredients, production processes and final products. These services are available to dietary supplement, homeopathic, over-the-counter (OTC) and pharmaceutical companies. Testing is also offered to other manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, regulatory agencies and healthcare providers.

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