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MPM: V-12. Cosmetic Products

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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). 

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Version 2 - March 2023 (PDF) 

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


This method provides a procedure for the visual examination of cosmetic brushes containing natural hog bristles which may be contaminated with eggs (nits) of the hog louse (Haematopinus suis (L.)).

Note: The page number for this chapter in the original 1984 version of the MPM was V-119.

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