Eleven Brands of Hummus Recalled Due to Listeria Contamination Concerns
MPL Laboratories provides testing services to identify and prevent microbial pathogens from contaminating foods, supplements, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Sparta, NJ, September 20th, 2019 Eleven brands of hummus offered in dozens of varieties were recently voluntarily recalled by a Texas company after microbial contamination concerns were found. According to the company announcement, published by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), concerns over Listeria monocytogenes were identified at the manufacturing facility during an FDA inspection, although not found in the actual finished products. In response, the company is urging consumers from across the United States and United.......[Read More]
Investigation of Multistate Outbreak of E. coli Linked to Ground Bison Meat
MPL Laboratories provides testing services to identify microbial contaminants in foods, beverages, raw ingredients, supplements, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Sparta, NJ, September 13th, 2019 Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners in the U.S., and with the support of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), announced they were investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 and E. coli O103 illnesses. The FDA and CDC analyzed traceback and epidemiological information to determine that meat supplied by a Canadian company is the likely cause of the illnesses. In.......[Read More]
Dietary Supplements Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination Concerns
MPL Laboratories provides sterility and other microbial testing services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility to help prevent costly recalls.
Sparta, NJ, August 9th, 2019 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information from an Arizona company that produces dietary supplements for humans. The firm announced it was voluntarily recalling four of its products meant to support immune health because of microbial contamination concerns. The company initiated the recall of the dietary supplements due to potential contamination with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. This opportunistic pathogen is multidrug-resistant and can cause respiratory infections in people,.......[Read More]
FDA Warns of Multiple Tattoo Inks Contaminated with Microorganisms
MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services to identify contaminants in products to protect the public and help prevent costly product recalls.
Sparta, NJ, August 2nd, 2019 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it had become aware of contaminated tattoo inks through its FY2018-2019 inspections of distributors and manufacturers, routine surveys of marketed tattoo inks, and subsequent microbiological analysis of sampled tattoo inks. The May announcement listed 6 tattoo inks that the FDA had reported as contaminated with bacteria harmful to human health. The inks were manufactured or distributed by 4 firms inspected under an ongoing agency assignment........[Read More]
New York Dairy Recalls Artisan Cheese Due to Listeria Contamination Concerns
MPL Laboratories provides testing services for microbial contaminants in all types of foods, beverages, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Sparta, NJ, July 26th, 2019 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted a recall announcement from a dairy and artisan cheese producer in New York. The decision to recall the Tomme style cheese and to suspend production occurred when the potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by New York State Agriculture and Markets Division of Milk Control revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of cheese. The recalled product was sold in a limited number of retail outlets and.......[Read More]
Foodborne Illness Findings and Preventing Costly Food and Beverage Recalls
MPL Laboratories provides microbial and sterility testing services in its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant facility to help prevent recalls and to protect consumers.
Sparta, NJ, July 19th, 2019 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases each year in the United States alone. To help recognize foodborne illness trends, the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) was established in July 1995 as a collaborative program among CDC, 10 state health departments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS), and the Food and Drug.......[Read More]
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]