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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 174

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 Health, Environmental & Regulatory Serviceson behalf of Americas Styrenics
Polymer: polystyrene (PS)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Articles consisting of up to 25% recycled content for contact with food under the Conditions of Use C through H, provided that PCR-PS complies with 21 CFR 177.1640 and other applicable authorizations.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Dec 20, 2013