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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 35

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 Wellman, Inc.
Polymer: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Nonfood contact layer in containers for limited food contact applications, providing PCR PET is separated from food by a layer of virgin, food grade PET ≥1 mil thick, the food-contact article is used for short term storage periods at room temperature or below, and the amount of PCR PET from nonfood applications does not exceed 0.6%.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Aug 29, 1995