Submissions on Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics for Food-Contact Articles
Recycle Number 90
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.
|Polymer:||polyethylene terephthalate (PET)|
|Use Limitations:||Articles for contact with food under Conditions of Use E through G, as well as for contact with dry (no surface fat or oil), aqueous, acidic, and low-alcohol content foods under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR PET comes from containers previously used for food and non-food applications (excluding industrial PET containers) 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):
|Sep 9, 2004|
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