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Sparta, NJ 07871

Phone: 973-300-9715
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Microbiological Safety of Cosmetics and the Role of Product Testing

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing of cosmetics to help protect consumers and to help companies comply with existing regulations to avoid costly product recalls.

Sparta, NJ, October 26, 2022  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that cosmetics sold in the United States are required to be safe when consumers use them according to directions in the labeling, or in the customary or expected way. These products must not be adulterated and are also required to not be prepared, packed, or stored in a way in which they may become contaminated or harmful to health.  Companies that manufacture or distribute cosmetics are legally responsible for the safety of their products,.......[Read More] [All News]

Potential Microbial Contamination Results in the Recall of Two Sunscreen Products

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, NJ, 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.......[Read More] [All News]

Children’s Nasal Allergy Swab Recalled Due to Potential Microbial Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant microbial testing services for over-the-counter medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumer products.

Sparta, NJ, September 1, 2022  In June, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of a nasal allergy swab for children due to microbial contamination concerns. The homeopathic product is used by swabbing the nose and is meant to relieve allergy symptoms.  One lot of the product, with an August 2024 expiration date, is part of the voluntary recall. The product was sold nationwide to wholesale distributors, retail stores and online. The recall was initiated after FDA testing found some.......[Read More] [All News]

Hair Conditioning Spray Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, August 29, 2022  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about the voluntary recall of a hair conditioning spray used to repair and seal the surface of people’s hair while protecting it from high temperatures. The 4.2 ounce spray bottles were distributed nationwide, have a single lot number, and were not available to consumers before April 12th of this year.  According to the recall notice, the product has the potential to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc)........[Read More] [All News]

Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Recalled Due to Potential Bacterial Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, June 23, 2022 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. .......[Read More] [All News]

Suspending Agent Used for the Compounding of Prescriptions for Oral Dosing Recalled Due to Microbial Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for pharmaceuticals, personal care products, cosmetics and other consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, June 14, 2022 A company that is a supplier to pharmacists recently initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of two lots of a flavored suspending agent used for compounding drugs to the hospital, pharmacy and distributor level. The affected lots are potentially contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli. According to the company announcement, posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Burkholderia gladioli is an opportunistic pathogen most commonly affecting patients with respiratory disease. Patients with compromised.......[Read More] [All News]

Bacterial Contamination Concerns Result in the Recall of Bubble Bath for Babies

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other consumer goods at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, May 11th, 2022 In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary recall of two lots of a bubble bath product marketed for use by babies and sold at select retailers in the United States. The recall was initiated due to potential contamination by a type of bacteria known as Pluralibacter gergoviae. Pluralibacter gergoviae, formerly known as Enterobacter gergoviae, is a Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) that is also an opportunistic pathogen. It has been associated with antibiotic-resistant.......[Read More] [All News]

Pharmaceutical Company Recalls Prescription Ointment Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides microbial services for pharmaceuticals and other products at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, April 4th, 2022 In late December, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary recall of a lot of a prescription ointment produced by a pharmaceutical company based in New York. The recall was initiated due to the presence of Ralstonia pickettii bacteria. According to the recall notice: R. pickettii is present in the natural environment (soil, water) and for healthy individuals with intact skin, is unlikely to cause any localized or systemic infections. However, for.......[Read More] [All News]



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