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The Personal Care Products Council Requests Public Comments on the Revised Microbiology Guideline "Cleaning and Sanitization"

For Immediate Release: 
January 22, 2014

Contact: Maiya Dacey, (202) 454-0316

WASHINGTON, DC – The Personal Care Products Council (the Council) is requesting public comments by February 20, 2014 on the revised Microbiology Guideline “Cleaning and Sanitization.”

The Council’s Microbiology Guidelines are intended to provide manufacturers with guidance regarding establishing and maintaining microbiological quality programs within their companies.  These Guidelines are also recommended for contract packagers and suppliers of raw materials.

Each Guideline undergoes an extensive development and review process by the Council’s technical committees and scientific staff, as well as public review by member companies, nonmember companies, federal government agencies, and scientific professional societies. 

An electronic copy of the draft guideline is available online. Comments should be submitted by email to John Krowka, Senior Microbiologist,


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Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, the Council's more than 600 member companies manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S.  As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.