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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 11

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: Bullwinkle Partners, Ltd. on behalf of Repak
Polymer: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Fresh fruit and vegetable baskets and trilaminate clamshell food-contact containers for short-term contact (< 2 weeks) at room temperature or below (interior layer of post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET is separated from food by at least a 1 mil thick layer of virgin, food-grade PET)
Date of No Objection Letter
(select date to view letter):
Aug 21, 1992