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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 105

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: Merlin Plastics Alberta, Inc.
Polymer: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Articles (e.g., clamshells) for contact with raw fruits and vegetables and shell eggs, for short periods of time at room temperature or below (e.g. Conditions of Use E through G), provided the PCR PET comes from food and beverage containers collected through a bottle deposit system (excluding non-food PET containers and industrial PET containers).
Date of No Objection Letter
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Dec 26, 2006