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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 64

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: Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging on behalf of EREMA Plastic Recycling Systems
Polymer: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Articles for contact with all types of food at room temperature and below, provided the PCR PET comes from containers previously used for food applications obtained from deposit and curbside recycling programs, and the PCR PET complies with 21 CFR 177.1630.
Date of No Objection Letter
(select date to view letter):
Nov 17, 2000
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