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Sparta, NJ 07871

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Category Press Release
Publish Date 8/23/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Upscale Day Cream Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides USP microbial and sterility testing services for cosmetics, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, pharmaceuticals and personal care products at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, August 23, 2023 

Last month, Health Canada announced the recall of three specific lots of a day cream that was distributed throughout the country from March to July of this year. The affected products were manufactured in Canada and packaged in cylindrical glass jars. 3138 units and 1559 affected samples were sold or distributed.
According to Health Canada:
The recalled product does not meet microbial standards over time. The product may contain a microorganism called Streptococcus mutans.  
Streptococcus mutans is a type of bacteria that is known to be a significant contributor to tooth decay, oral disease and other health concerns. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled day cream. Fortunately, at the time of the recall posting, the manufacturer had not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Dedicated to helping companies identify and prevent microbial contamination and sterility issues that could put consumers at risk, as well as the high costs associated with product recalls, are the microbial testing experts at MPL Laboratories. Their scientists offer USP sterility and microbial testing for a broad spectrum of contaminants, including Streptococcus mutans.
MPL Laboratories provides USP microbial testing of raw materials, manufacturing surfaces, packaging and finished products, as well as stability testing. These and other services are available to manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and regulatory agencies in Canada and the United States. All testing takes place in MPL’s FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant laboratory to ensure the highest quality results.
To learn more about product testing services offered 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 ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by PJLA, FDA and DEA registered, and NJDEP certified. MPL’s staff includes a PhD Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology, 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 network of laboratories located across the United States and Canada. 
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