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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Submissions on Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics for Food-Contact Articles

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Recy No. 31

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Recy Number:  31
Date of the NOL:  03/20/1995
Company:  Flagstar
Polymer:  Polystyrene
Polymer Recycling Process:  Physical
Use Limitations:  Nonfood-contact layer of polystyrene clam shells and other food service containers, providing PCR polystyrene is separated from food by a layer of virgin, food grade polystyrene ≥1 mil thick, the PCR polystyrene was previously used for food-contact applications and there is strict source control, and the containers are limited to contact with hot and cold foods for only a few minutes.