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Microbial Contamination Testing Services

Category Press Release
Publish Date 11/15/2021
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Natural Health Product Recalled Due to Possible Microbial Contamination
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides microbial and sterility testing services for supplements, pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines, personal care products, cosmetics and other consumer goods.
Sparta, NJ, November 15th, 2021

Last month, Health Canada announced the recall of one lot of a natural health product marketed for use with children and teenagers. The product is designed to help support brain and eye health, concentration and mental function, and the management of attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) according to the manufacturer.

The Canadian company that sells the soft gel capsules reports the recall is due to possible bacterial contamination with Staphylococcus aureus, which may pose serious health risks. According to the recall notice: Ingesting the contaminated product may result in symptoms including abdominal discomfort or pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Children, teens and people with weakened immune systems may be more vulnerable to these adverse effects.

Dedicated to protecting consumers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, regulatory agencies and others by helping to prevent these types of costly product recalls in Canada and the United States are the scientists at MPL Laboratories. They provide cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant microbiology testing in their FDA and DEA registered facility.

MPL’s scientists have decades of experience providing cost-effective analytical solutions to help identify and resolve a broad range of manufacturing challenges and concerns for clients. Services include microbial testing of raw ingredients, finished products and production surfaces. They also offer antimicrobial effectiveness, bacterial endoxotins, Burkholderia cepacia complex, and numerous other product testing services.

To learn more about product testing services, or other sterility and microbial 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 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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