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Category Press Release
Publish Date 9/8/2022
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Potential Microbial Contamination Results in the Recall of Two Sunscreen Products
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, New Jersey, September 8, 2022

Health Canada recently posted information about the voluntary recall of two sunscreen products sold by a beauty, cosmetic and personal care manufacturer and retailer. The products include a broad spectrum lip butter and a face and body sunscreen lotion.

According to the recall notice, the company recalled all lots of the two solar protection products due to quality concerns linked to deficiencies in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The notice goes on state that the microbial content/total aerobic microbial content may be out of specification in the affected lots and that consumers should stop using the recalled products.

Unfortunately, there are a number of microorganisms that can grow and reproduce in cosmetics, personal care items and various other consumer goods. Some of these microorganisms could pose a health concern for consumers, especially for those with a weakened immune system. Various microorganisms can also impact the quality and shelf life of countless different types of products.

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 potential contaminants. These tests are available for assessing raw ingredients, production surfaces and finished products. All testing takes place at MPL’s FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant laboratory to help ensure the highest quality results.

To learn more about product testing or other analytical 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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