CDC Posts Food Safety Alert Following E. coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef and Over 160,000 Pounds of Meat Recalled
MPL Laboratories provides testing services to identify microbial contaminants in foods, raw ingredients, supplements, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Sparta, NJ, June 28th, 2019 In late April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new Food Safety Alert. Ultimately 209 people from 10 states were infected with an outbreak strain of E. coli O103. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicated that ground beef was likely the source of the outbreak. Several days prior to the CDC alert, two separate companies announced large scale recalls of raw ground beef products. According to information posted by the CDC, a food company in Georgia recalled over.......[Read More]
Microbial Toxins Found in a Surprising Number of E-Cigarette Products According to New Study
MPL Laboratories provides testing solutions to identify microbial contaminants and toxins in consumer products, foods, supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Sparta, NJ, June 21st, 2019 In April, a new study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives that examined the presence of bacterial and fungal toxins in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the United States. The study specifically looked for endotoxins and (1–3)-β-D-glucan from a total of 75 e-cigarette products; 37 cartridges and 38 e-liquid products. According to the findings, “Endotoxin concentrations were over the limit of detection (LOD) in 17 of 75 products tested (23%), and glucan.......[Read More]
Another Flour Recall Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination
MPL Laboratories provides cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing services for sterility and microbial contamination in foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and consumer products.
Sparta, NJ, May 23rd, 2019 Over 12,000 cases of unbleached all-purpose flour was voluntarily recalled in March due to potential microbial contamination. The recall notice, posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), stated that two specific lot codes that can be found on 5 pound bags of the flour are part of the retail-level recall initiated because of Salmonella contamination concerns. In January of this year, another popular flour producer announced a similar recall of 5 pound bags of unbleached flour. That recall was also.......[Read More]
Bovine and Swine Drugs Recalled Due to Potential Sterility Issues
MPL Laboratories provides sterility and microbial testing of pharmaceuticals, homeopathic medicines and other consumer products to help prevent costly recalls and protect people and animals from exposure risks.
Sparta, NJ, April 24th, 2019 Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of multiple lots of three injectable drugs used on cattle and pigs. The recall to the veterinarian and consumer levels of these products that were distributed nationwide was issued as a precautionary measure after the company announced product sterility could not be assured. The recall notice states, “There is a concern that if the sterility of these products has been compromised, use of these products could.......[Read More]
Drinking Water Additive Recalled Due to Potential Microbial Contamination Issues
MPL Laboratories provides cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing services for sterility and microbial contamination in foods and beverages, over-the-counter medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumer products.
Sparta, NJ, April 10th, 2019 In March, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the voluntary recall of a drinking water additive sold by a Texas company. The product was available in the United States and Canada through online sales in one gallon containers as an additive to create catalytic activated energy water. According to the company’s notice, the product was recalled after FDA analysis found it to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Gram-negative, aerobic, rod shaped bacteria is a.......[Read More]
Food Safety Alert Detailing Exposure Risks to Drug-Resistant Brucellosis Linked to Raw Milk Issued by the CDC
MPL Laboratories provides testing solutions to identify microbial pathogens and contaminants in liquids, foods, supplements, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Sparta, NJ, March 21st, 2019 Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new Food Safety Alert. The alert was made after the CDC and state health officials began investigating potential exposures to Brucella strain RB51 in 19 states connected to consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk from a Pennsylvania farm. According to the CDC, this type of Brucella is resistant to first-line drugs and can be difficult to diagnose because of limited testing options and the fact that early Brucella.......[Read More]
Raw Turkey Products the Focus of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections in the U.S. and Canada
MPL Laboratories provides testing solutions to identify Salmonella and other microbial pathogens and contaminants in foods, supplements, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Sparta, NJ, March 7th, 2019 Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated information about an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections. The outbreak has already sickened hundreds of people in the United States and Canada. According to the CDC’s Investigative Notice as of February 13th, 279 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been identified from 41 states and the District of Columbia. Of those, 107 people have been hospitalized and 1 death has been.......[Read More]
Worldwide Recall of an Eye Drop Product Due to Sterility Concerns and Undeclared Ingredient
MPL Laboratories provides comprehensive sterility and other testing services for homeopathic, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and other consumer products to help prevent recalls and protect the public.
Sparta, NJ, February 19th, 2019 Recently, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a voluntary recall of eye drops manufactured in Utah that were distributed nationally and internationally. The recall was announced after a recent FDA inspection which found the product was manufactured using practices that do not support its sterility and contained undeclared colloidal silver. According to the notice, use of a non-sterile eye drops could result in a potentially sight threatening eye infection. Exposure to.......[Read More]