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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 43

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: For use in contact with dry, aqueous, and acidic foods under Condition of Use C or less severe conditions, and fatty and alcoholic foods under Condition of Use D or less severe conditions, providing PCR PET is from food containers collected through a bottle deposit system and recycled PET complies with 21 CFR 177.1630.
Date of No Objection Letter
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May 2, 1996