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MPM: I. Introduction

Macroanalytical Procedures Manual (MPM) Main Page

The Macroanalytical Procedures Manual (MPM) is revised as needed to update its content and incorporate new information. The MPM is updated cooperatively between FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). 

We welcome feedback on the manual and its revisions. Please send feedbacks to the MPM Council at MPMCouncil@fda.hhs.gov


Version 2 - September 2023 (PDF) 

Version 1 - 1998 (available in the FDA.gov Web Archive) 


(1) Definition of Macroscopic Methods of Analysis 
(2) Advantages and Limitations of Macroanalytical Methods 
(3) Scope of the Macroanalytical Procedures Manual 
(4) Legal Aspects 
(5) Determination of Defects 
(6) Sampling Methods
(7) General Comments 
References Cited in Section 
Revision History 

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