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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 27

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: FP Corp.
Polymer: Polystyrene
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Nonfood-contact layer of polystyrene containers for short term contact (6-8 hours) with food at 50 °F or below, providing post-consumer polystyrene is separated from food by a layer of virgin, food grade polystyrene ≥1 mil thick.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Nov 16, 1994