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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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Recycle Number 135

If a listed process is sublicensed to be used by another manufacturer, there is no need for the sublicensing company to obtain a new favorable opinion letter issued to their name, as long as the recycling process and intended use conditions of recycled plastic are exactly the same as described in the original favorable letter listed on this website. The original favorable opinion letter is applicable to the recycling process that FDA reviewed, regardless of which manufacturer uses it.
Company: Ciba Specialty Chemical Corporation on behalf of Nextlife Enterprises, LLC
Polymer: polystyrene (PS)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Thermoformed or injection molded articles for contact with non-alcoholic foods under Conditions of Use B through H, provided that recycled PS complies with the existing applicable authorizations. The recycled PS may be blended with virgin, food grade PS or used “as is” to produce a finished food contact article. The finished article may be laminated with a barrier film on one or both surfaces. The food contact layer will be comprised of virgin, food-grade PS and may or may not contain the recycled PS. The recycled PS will not be used in food contact film applications.
Date of No Objection Letter
(select date to view letter):
May 11, 2010
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