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Sparta, NJ 07871

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Category Press Release
Publish Date 6/24/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Multiple Brands of Eye Ointment Recalled Due to Potential Lack of Sterility
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides sterility and microbial testing services for pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines, personal care products, cosmetics and other goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, June 24, 2024

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary nationwide recall of four eye ointment products produced by one manufacturer. The products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers, major retailers and via the product distributor, and are being recalled due to lack of sterility assurance. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled products.


According to the published risk statement:

For those patients who use these products, there is a potential risk of eye infections or related harm. These products are intended to be sterile. Ophthalmic drug products pose a potential heightened risk of harm to users because drugs applied to the eyes bypass some of the body’s natural defenses.


When contaminated products reach consumers, they could result in illnesses or worse, expensive lawsuits, damaging public relations, and even plant closures in extreme cases. Working to help prevent these types of situations from occurring are the scientists at MPL Laboratories. Their FDA registered and DEA licensed facility offers cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant sterility and microbiology testing services for pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, cosmetics and personal care products.


The scientists at MPL have decades of experience testing these types of products. They are able to rapidly identify issues with raw ingredients, the manufacturing process, and in final products that could cause sterility or other product quality issues. These and other services are available to pharmaceutical companies, the compounding industry, manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, regulatory agencies and health care providers in the United States, Canada and across the globe.


To learn more about this or other pharmaceutical, OTC medicine, cosmetic or personal care 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 P.h.D, 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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