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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 163

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: Keller & Heckman on behalf of Plastic Recycling Inc.
Polymer: polystyrene (PS) and polypropylene (PP)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Articles for contact with non-alcoholic foods and beverages, and alcoholic beverages for food services, such as cold and hot fill drink cups, stir sticks and spear sticks, and containers for hot baked goods, under the conditions of use as described in all applicable authorizations.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Jan 7, 2013