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Face Powders Placed on FDA Import Alert List Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns

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

Sparta, NJ, October 27th, 2020 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) listed a cosmetics company out of China on the agency’s Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE) import alert list due to microbial contamination concerns. An import alert informs the FDA's field staff and public that the agency has enough evidence to allow for DWPE of products that appear to be in violation of the FDA's laws and regulations. These violations could be related to the product, manufacturer, shipper and/or other.......[Read More] [All News]

Herbal Root Powder Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility to protect consumers and help prevent costly product recalls.

Sparta, NJ, October 13th, 2020 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently began alerting consumers and healthcare professionals to a company’s voluntary recall of all lots of its organic goldenseal root powder. The recalled powder was distributed nationwide to customers who ordered it through the company’s website and from a major online retailer from January through August of this year. According to the FDA, laboratory analysis found the product is contaminated with various bacteria, including multiple.......[Read More] [All News]

Hair Balm Recalled Due to Fungal Contamination Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides microbial, sterility, preservation and product development testing services for cosmetics and personal care products in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, September 22nd, 2020 Last month, the Government of Canada announced the recall of a hair balm product designed for men due to potential mold contamination. The product was manufactured by an American company and the lots being recalled were sold in Canada from May through August of this year. According to the recall notice, “Some of the recalled products may exhibit the presence of a common household mold, Penicillium concentricum, which may cause allergies or similar symptoms.” Consumers have been advised to.......[Read More] [All News]

Preservative Efficacy Testing of Cosmetics and Other Personal Care Products

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for consumer goods in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, August 31st, 2020 A research study published last year examined five categories of used cosmetic products to determine the potential risk to consumers due to microbial exposure. Over 450 lipstick, lip gloss, eyeliner, beauty blender and mascara products were tested for bacteria and fungi. The vast majority were found to be contaminated. While this study looked at used cosmetics, it’s a good indication of what can grow on cosmetics over time during normal use. In this study, and others that have taken place over the years,.......[Read More] [All News]

Recall Announced After Pluralibacter gergoviae Detected in Body Wash

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

Sparta, NJ, July 23rd, 2020 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary recall of thousands of units of a body wash. The product was sold nationwide and two lots were part of the recall due to potential microbial contamination. According to the FDA posting, product testing by the manufacturer revealed the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae in the body wash. Pluralibacter gergoviae, formerly known as Enterobacter gergoviae, is a Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) that is also an.......[Read More] [All News]

Cosmetic Concealer Sold Nationwide Recalled Due to Mold Concerns

MPL Laboratories provides sterility and microbial testing services for a wide range of cosmetics and personal care products in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, June 23rd, 2020 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a voluntary recall of a cosmetic product due to mold contamination concerns. The cosmetic concealer, produced in the United States, was sold nationwide. According to the recall notice published by the FDA, the company announced that out of an abundance of caution, and in line with its commitment to consumer satisfaction and safety, the firm is voluntarily recalling all shades of the product because a brownish-black material.......[Read More] [All News]

Dietary Supplement Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility to help prevent costly product recalls and protect consumers.

Sparta, NJ, May 26th, 2020 An herbal dietary supplement company from Oregon recently announced it was recalling one of its products due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall notice was posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and includes two lots of the product. The herbal supplement was packaged in 4 ounce to 50 pound bags. It was sold to consumers through the company’s website, retail store, and by phone and fax orders. The recalled products were distributed to over 40 states and.......[Read More] [All News]

Injectable Drug Manufacturer Recalls Products Due to a Lack of Assurance of Sterility

MPL Laboratories provides sterility and other pharmaceutical testing services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, April 21st, 2020 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a pharmaceutical company that operates as an outsourcing facility that has voluntarily recalled various injectable drug products. According to the recall notice, the action was taken “due to a lack of assurance of sterility.” The injectable pharmaceuticals were distributed nationwide, but fortunately at the time of the recall notice, the company had not received any reports of adverse events and is recalling these.......[Read More] [All News]



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