Cosmetic Product Recalls & Ensuring Product Safety

In recent months, the cosmetic industry has witnessed a series of product recalls due to concerns related to microbe contamination. Notably, two recalls by manufactures in the U.S. and one in Canada were initiated due to potential microbial contamination.

In light of these developments, it’s crucial to emphasize the importance of product testing for microbial contamination. Eurofins | CRL, is a leading testing lab specializing in comprehensive testing capabilities.

Our capabilities include

  • Antimicrobial Efficacy Evaluation: Our lab can efficiently evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of preservatives in various product types against a broad spectrum of bacteria, yeast, and molds.
  • Microorganism Detection: Detecting clinically relevant microorganisms at lower levels is challenging. Eurofins | CRL employs a wide range of methodologies to test the presence of microorganisms, including Staphylococcus aureus, Burkholderia cepacia, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria species, Salmonella species, and more.
  • Tailored Testing: We can customize preservative efficacy tests or microbial content tests to your specific needs. With extensive experience across different product types and testing methodologies, we ensure quick, efficient timelines, and scientifically sound, defensible results.
At Eurofins | CRL, we are committed to assisting you in safeguarding the quality and safety of your cosmetic products. For inquiries and tailored testing solutions, please contact us at

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