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12 Wilson Drive
Sparta, NJ 07871

Phone: 973-300-9715
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Category Press Release
Publish Date 4/19/2021
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Laxative Tablets Recalled Due to Possible Microbial Contamination
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides microbial and sterility testing services for pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines, personal care products, cosmetics, and consumer goods at its cGMP compliant, FDA and DEA registered, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by PJLA, and NJDEP certified testing facility.
Sparta, NJ, April 19th, 2021

Last month, Health Canada announced the recall of two lots of laxative tablets manufactured by a Canadian company. The company manufactures generic medicines and has a sister company that produces branded and over-the-counter (OTC) products. The tablets, sold in Quebec and Ontario in 100 tablet bottles and 1,000 tablet bottles, were recalled due to microbial contamination concerns.

According to the recall notice: Ingesting the contaminated product may result in symptoms including abdominal discomfort or pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with a weakened immune system may be more susceptible to adverse effects from microbial contamination.

The scientists at MPL Laboratories are dedicated at providing testing services for manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, regulatory agencies, and others. They deliver cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant microbiology testing at their FDA and DEA registered facility.

MPL’s experts have decades of experience providing cost-effective microbial analysis to support a broad range of manufacturing challenges and concerns for clients across North America. Services include microbial testing of raw ingredients, finished products, production surfaces, and manufacturing water. They also offer antimicrobial effectiveness testing, along with microbial examination of nonsterile products and numerous other product testing services.

To learn more about product testing and development services or other sterility and microbial 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 cGMP compliant, FDA and DEA registered, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by PJLA, 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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