The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has announced a public consultation on the revised microbiology guideline “Determination of Preservation Efficacy in Water-Miscible Personal Care Products,” intended to help manufacturers, contract packagers and raw material suppliers establish and maintain microbiological quality programs within their companies. According to PCPC, each guideline undergoes extensive review by the council’s technical committees and scientific staff, as well as a public review by member and non-member companies, federal government agencies, and scientific professional societies. Comments will be accepted until October 3, 2013. See PCPC News Release, September 5, 2013.