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12 Wilson Drive
Sparta, NJ 07871

Phone: 973-300-9715
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Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/17/2021
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Nasal Spray Sold Nationwide Recalled Due to Potential Yeast Contamination
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing services for sterility and microbial contaminants in over-the-counter medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and many other consumer products.
Sparta, NJ, March 17th, 2021

Recently, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of a nasal spray to the consumer level due to yeast contamination concerns. The product is used to moisturize and clean nasal passages and sinuses of irritants and other environmental contaminants. The one lot that is part of the recall has an expiration date of October 2023 and was sold nationwide in the United States by a major online retailer.

According to the risk statement in the recall notice, the use of the nasal spray contaminated with yeasts, in the population most likely to use it (children, adults and elderly), may result in adverse events that necessitate medical or surgical intervention. However, use of this contaminated product in immunosuppressed individuals may result in life threatening invasive fungal infections.

The microbial experts at MPL Laboratories work diligently with manufacturers and importers of pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Their laboratory specialists provide sterility and microbial testing for a broad spectrum of contaminants, including yeasts, fungi and bacteria. All testing takes place in MPL’s FDA and DEA registered and cGMP, ISO 17025 compliant microbiology laboratory to ensure the highest quality results.

To learn more about sterility and microbial testing for OTC medicines, personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or other goods, 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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