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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 160

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: Fraunhofer Institut Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung on behalf of Starlinger & Co. GmbH (Starlinger)
Polymer: High density polyethylene (HDPE)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Articles consisting of up to 50% PCR HDPE for contact with fresh milk or juices, meat trays, and similar products under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR HDPE comes from milk containers only, and complies with all existing applicable authorizations.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Jun 5, 2012
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