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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 31

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: Flagstar
Polymer: Polystyrene
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Nonfood-contact layer of polystyrene clam shells and other food service containers, providing PCR polystyrene is separated from food by a layer of virgin, food grade polystyrene ≥1 mil thick, the PCR polystyrene was previously used for food-contact applications and there is strict source control, and the containers are limited to contact with hot and cold foods for only a few minutes.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Mar 20, 1995