Jergens Ultra Healing…Recall….why?
So, I saw this recall…and noticed it was related to a bug infestation. So, I stopped long enough to see…what preservative system they were using. I had assumed (incorrectly) that they were trying to placate the enviro nuts and using some craziness like leucidal. A quick scan of the INCI…It appears to be a rather sound program….containing both F releasers and parabens.
So how did the train go off the tracks here? I always assumed, that even if they practiced poor sanitation during production, a robust preservative system would counteract this? I guess the bad guy in this case is: Pluralibacter gergoviae.
I realize the media specializes in fake news and sensationalism, so maybe it is too early to comment, but I would like to hear those in industry chime in, and speculate what happened? INCI below:Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Stearic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Laureth-3, Ceteareth-20, Dmdm Hydantoin, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Arginine, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Fragrance, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Lecithin, Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol
Is there an ingredient conflict…something that might cancel out the preservatives?