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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 161

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: Intertek on behalf of Total Petrochemicals USA (TP)
Polymer: polystyrene (PS)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Articles for contact with food under the Conditions of Use as defined in 21 CFR 177.1640 and other applicable authorizations.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Jun 19, 2012