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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 159

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: Center for Regulatory Services on behalf of Utsumi Recycle Systems
Polymer: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, provided the PCR-PET comes from containers previously used for food (beverage, alcoholic drinks and non-oil dressings only) and the PCR-PET complies with the existing applicable authorizations.
Date of No Objection Letter
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May 25, 2012