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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 79

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 OHL Apparatebau & Verfahrenstechnik GmbH
Polymer: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Articles for contact with all types of food at room temperature (120 °F) and below, provided the PCR PET comes from containers previously used for food and/or non-food applications (excluding industrial PET containers) obtained from deposit and curbside recycling programs, and the PCR PET complies with 21 CFR 177.1630 and any other applicable regulations.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Mar 17, 2003