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Sparta, NJ 07871

Phone: 973-300-9715
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Category Press Release
Publish Date 1/7/2021
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Herbal Product for Nursing Mothers Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination Concerns
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides microbial and sterility testing services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.
Sparta, NJ, January 7th, 2021

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information from a Colorado firm about a voluntary recall of one lot of the company’s herbal remedy for breast feeding mothers. The product was distributed through online retailers and select practitioners.

According to the FDA listing, the company became aware of possible supply chain contamination when a retained product was found to contain Cronobacter sakazakii. While there had been no reported medical illnesses or harmful effects resulting from the product at the time of the recall notice posting, if the product, contaminated with the bacteria, is applied to breast tissue of nursing women, it may result in serious and sometimes life-threatening infections of nursing infants. Infants could also be exposed while nursing through residual bacteria on the mother’s skin. Additionally, topical application of the contaminated product may cause soft tissue infections in nursing women when applied to broken skin.

The scientists at MPL Laboratories work to help companies identify microbial issues in products. MPL Laboratories operates an FDA and DEA registered facility that offers cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant microbial testing services. These services can be essential for testing raw ingredients, production processes and surfaces, and final products. MPL’s services are available to dietary and herbal supplement, homeopathic, over-the-counter (OTC), cosmetic and other manufacturing companies. These specialized tests are also offered to importers, distributors, retailers, regulatory agencies, healthcare providers and the public.

To learn more about microbial testing or other herbal, supplement, cosmetic or consumer product testing services provided by MPL Laboratories, please visit, call (800) 548-1874 or email

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 M.S. and B.S. degreed microbiologists and other dedicated scientists. The microbiology testing laboratory serves the pharmaceutical, 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, Inc. network of laboratories across the United States and Canada.
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