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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 74

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: Recipet and Typack
Polymer: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Containers (e.g., clamshells, trays, and baskets) for short term storage (up to several weeks) of fresh fruits and vegetables at room temperature (120 °F) or below, provided the PCR PET comes from PET soda and juice bottles obtained from deposit and curbside recycling programs.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Jan 28, 2003