Sparta, New Jersey, June 23, 2022
About MPL Laboratories
Last month, Health Canada issued a recall notice for various cosmetic and personal care products sold under three different brand names. The imported products included flushable skin cleansing wipes, continence care barrier cloths, maceratable bed baths, shampoo caps and maceratable wet wipes.
Over 800,000 units of the products were sold across Canada from April of 2020 to April of 2022. According to the manufacturer’s news release, the recalled products could be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria that can cause disease not only in humans, but also in animals. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that serious Pseudomonas infections usually occur in people in the hospital and/or with a weakened immune system, but also states that healthy people can develop mild illnesses from contact with the bacteria. The agency did list Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a “Serious Threat” in the Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019 (2019 AR Threats Report).
Working to help manufacturers, distributors, retailers, importers and regulatory agencies prevent these types of costly product recalls, and the health risks associated with contaminated products reaching consumers, are the microbial testing experts at MPL Laboratories. Their scientists provide microbial testing for a broad spectrum of contaminants, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Testing takes place at MPL’s FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant laboratory to ensure the highest quality results.
To learn more about product testing or other analytical services provided by MPL Laboratories, please visit www.MPLLaboratories.com, call (800) 548-1874 or email info@MPLLaboratories.com.
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.