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Eye Shadow Recalled Due to Pseudomonas luteola Contamination

EMSL Analytical, Inc. tests for Pseudomonas luteola and other bacteria in cosmetics and personal care products.


Purity Cosmetics of San Jose, CA is recalling Lot #1B11 of its “100% Pure Cocoa Plum Eye Shadow” due to Pseudomonas luteola contamination. The product was made by Radical Cosmetics—an independent, third party contract laboratory located in New Brunswick, NJ—which is a separate entity from Purity Cosmetics.
Approximately 300 units of the eye shadow were distributed to retail stores in CA, FL, NY, IN, TX, IL, OR, MN, VA, OK, PA, NV, and TN.
“EMSL Analytical, Inc. tests for Pseudomonas luteola using FDA and USP approved methods, as well as DNA sequencing” states Joseph Frasca, Senior VP of Marketing at EMSL. “We are an FDA registered, cGMP compliant lab that tests cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceutical products.”
For more information on EMSL’s testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, visit, or email
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical Inc. is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public. In addition, the company offers a large variety of air sampling equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. These include, but are not limited to, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA EMLAP, AIHA ELLAP, A2LA, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX Department of State Health Services, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website for a complete listing of accreditations.


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