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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 53

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 Continental PET Technologies, Inc.
Polymer: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Non-food contact layer in PET bottles for holding high-alcoholic and fatty foods under Condition of Use D (Hot filled or pasteurized below 150 °F) and below, providing recycled PET is separated from food by a layer of virgin, food grade PET ≥1 mil thick, and the food-contact article is used for storage periods not to exceed one year.
Date of No Objection Letter
(select date to view letter):
Jul 21, 1998
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