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Submissions on Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics for Food-Contact Articles

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This is a list of submissions for which FDA issued a favorable opinion on the suitability of a specific process for producing post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic to be used in the manufacturing of food-contact articles. The list includes the date of our no objection letter (NOL), the company that made the request, the subject plastic, whether the recycling process is physical or chemical, and limitations on the conditions of use for the recycled plastic.

Additional information on the safety of recycled plastics in Food Packaging is found at Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging.

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.

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Recycle Number
(sorted Z-A)
Date of NOL    Company Polymer Use Limitations Recycling
Process
235            Sep 29, 2020 Alcamare Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Single layer clamshells and containers that contact raw fruits and vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PET comes from food grade materials and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
234            Sep 28, 2020 EREMA GmbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
233            May 29, 2020 M&G Polímeros México Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with food under Conditions of Use as described in all applicable authorizations. Chemical (glycolysis)
232            May 28, 2020 Fresh Pak Corporation High density polyethylene (HDPE) or Low density polyethylene (LDPE) Grocery bags, and secondary and tertiary packaging films (nonfood contact) for transport of packaged food under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the feedstock comes from food grade materials complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
231            May 22, 2020 Luigi Bandera S.p.A Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
230            May 8, 2020 Indorama Ventures Sustainable Solutions Fontana INC Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with fresh vegetables, fruits and shelled eggs, and bakery products under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
229            May 5, 2020 Arpema Plásticos SA de CV Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), Low density polyethylene (LDPE), High density polyethylene (HDPE), or Polypropylene (PP) Articles for contact with fresh produce and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through F, provided that the recycled material comes from food grade materials and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
228            Apr 29, 2020 KW Plastics Polypropylene (PP) Articles for contact with food under Conditions of Use as described in all applicable authorizations, provided that recycled PP complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
227            Apr 16, 2020 Indorama Ventures Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with food under the Conditions of Use as described in all applicable authorizations. Chemical (glycolysis)
226            Apr 14, 2020 SeaCa Plastic Packaging Polypropylene (PP) Corrugated PP cartons for shipping of produce (raw fruits and vegetables) and seafood (shellfish and packaged cut fish) under Conditions of Use E-G, provided that the feedstock comes from PP corrugated cartons complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
225            Mar 30, 2020 Polymetrix AG High density polyethylene (HDPE) Bottles for milk, water and juices under Conditions of Use E through F, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from HDPE containers previously used for holding milk, water and juices only, and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
224            Mar 17, 2020 EcoBlue Ltd. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for food contact under Conditions of Use (COU) C-G or B-H, or for nonfood contact of a multilayer food package that a food-contact layer is virgin PET with a thickness ? 25 µm for use under COU E-G, or ? 50 µm for use under COU A-H, depending on the PCR-PET grades, provided the PCR-PET material comes from PET beverage bottles only and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
223            Nov 9, 2019 SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
222            Sep 20, 2019 REPET Inc. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles such as single layer trays, containers and clamshells for raw fruits and vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided that PCR-PET comes from colorless, water and beverage PET bottles, complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
221            Sep 18, 2019 LPET Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Thermoformed articles for fresh produce and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided that PCR-PET comes from colorless, water and beverage PET bottles, complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
220            Aug 29, 2019 EREMA Group GmbH High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles such as milk and juice bottles, meat trays, disposable tableware and cutlery under Conditions of Use E through F, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-grade HDPE containers (e.g., those that hold milk and juices only), complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
219            Jul 31, 2019 Envision Plastics, a division of Altium Packaging LP High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles for contact with aqueous and/or acidic foods under Conditions of Use C through H, and with fatty foods and/or alcohol-containing foods under Conditions of Use D through G.   Physical
218            Jun 13, 2019 Global Holdings and Development LLC Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with raw fruits and vegetables and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E-G; Non-food contact layer in multilayer packaging separated from food by a layer of virgin, food-grade PET at 1 mil thick for Conditions of Use E-G, and at 2 mil thick for Conditions of Use A-H, provided that the PCR-PET comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
217            May 28, 2019 Plastic Recycling Inc. Polypropylene (PP) Articles for contact with food under the Conditions of Use as defined in 21 CFR 177.1520 and other applicable authorizations.    Physical
216            May 23, 2019 Papier-Mettler KG Low density polyethylene (LDPE) Grocery bags Physical
215            Oct 18, 2018 Aaron Industries Corporation Polypropylene (PP) and High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles for contact with all food types under the Conditions of Use C through G, provided that recycled PP and HDPE comply with all applicable authorizations. Physical
214            Aug 24, 2018 Veolia Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
213            Aug 13, 2018 Polymetrix AG Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
212            Aug 9, 2018 Kreyenborg Plant Technology GmbH & Co. KG Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
211            Jul 27, 2018 Resipol Comêrcio de Residuos e Polimeros Plâstico, Ltda Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with fresh vegetables, fruits and shelled eggs, and bakery products under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
210            Jul 27, 2018 Nuvida Plastic Technologies Inc. Polypropylene (PP) and High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles consisting of up to 60% recycled content for contact with all types of food under the Conditions of Use B through H, provided the recycled material comes from food grade material and complies with 21 CFR 177.1520 and other applicable authorizations. Physical
209            Mar 22, 2018 Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating GmbH & Co. KG Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
208            Mar 22, 2018 Total Research and Technology Feluy High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles consisting of up to 60% recycled content, such as bottles for fresh milk and juices, meat trays and similar products under Conditions of Use E through F, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-grade HDPE containers (e.g., those that hold milk), complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
207            Feb 8, 2018 Kreyenborg Plant Technology GmbH & Co. KG Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Thermoformed articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
206            Nov 29, 2017 Battenfeld Cincinnati Germany GmbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Thermoformed articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
205            Oct 17, 2017 KW Plastics High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-grade HDPE containers (e.g., those that hold milk, water and juice), complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
204            Sep 6, 2017 CORESA Compañía Recicladora S.A Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles (e.g., single layer trays, containers, and clamshells) for contact with raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
203            Jul 10, 2017 Luigi Bandera S.p.A. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Thermoformed articles in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
202            Jul 7, 2017 Envision Plastics, a division of Altium Packaging LP Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, provided the PCR-PP comes from food containers. PCR-PP complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
201            Jun 22, 2017 rePlanet Holdings, Inc. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Thermoformed articles in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through H, provided the PCR-PET comes from food grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
200            Jun 1, 2017 Envision Plastics, a division of Altium Packaging LP High density polyethylene (HDPE) HDPE articles in contact with fatty foods (Food Types III, IV-A, V, VII-A and IX) and high-alcoholic foods (Food Type VI-C) under Conditions of Use D through G. PCR-HDPE is derived from HDPE used in food-contact applications such as milk, water, and juice bottles, which complies with all of the existing applicable authorizations. Physical
199            May 26, 2017 Indorama Ventures Sustainable Solutions LLC Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) 1) Articles for contact with low-alcoholic (≤ 8% alcohol), aqueous, acidic, and dry foods under Conditions of Use E through G. 2) Thermoformed PET trays and clamshells for contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G. PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
198            Apr 27, 2017 Advansa Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Fibers for tea bags, milk filters, casings, and nonwoven fruit or meat packaging under the Conditions of Use C through G, provided that PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
197            Apr 26, 2017 Viscotech Industrias e Comercio de Plasticos Tecnicos Ltda Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with mineral water, juices, sodas, alcohol drinks and isotonic drinks under the Conditions of Use C through G, provided that PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
196            Jan 30, 2017 Technip Zimmer GmbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles consisting of up to 50% recycled content for contact with all food types under the Conditions of Use C through H, provided that PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
195            Nov 22, 2016 Unifi Manufacturing Inc. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) For use in the manufacture of clamshells, trays, and baskets for holding fresh fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, at room temperature or below, provided the PCR-PET comes from food grade material and the PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
194            Jul 29, 2016 Placon Corporation  Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Rollstock and thermoformed containers for use in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through H, and the PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
193            May 10, 2016 Ecotech® Consumer Products Polypropylene (PP) and High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles for contact with food under the Conditions of Use B-H, provided that recycled PP and HDPE comply with all applicable authorizations. Physical
192            Apr 1, 2016 FP Corporation Polystyrene (PS) Articles for contact with food at room temperature and below (i.e., Conditions of Use E-G), provided that PCR-PS complies with 21 CFR 177.1640 and other applicable authorizations. Physical
191            Mar 9, 2016 Plastic Cycle/Green Mind Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) For single layer trays, containers and clamshells for contact with raw fruits and vegetables and shell eggs, at room temperature and below, provided the PCR-PET comes from post-consumer PET beverage bottles only, and the PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
190            Mar 8, 2016 Polymetrix AG  Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles consisting of up to 33% PCR-PET for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET comes from containers previously used for food and non-food applications (excluding chemical PET containers) and the PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
189            Dec 21, 2015 Aaron Industries Polystyrene (PS) Articles for contact with food under the Conditions of Use as defined in 21 CFR 177.1640 and other applicable authorizations. Physical
188            Nov 10, 2015 Nishi Nippon PET-Bottle Recycle Co, Ltd. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET comes from containers previously used for food and non-food applications (excluding chemical PET containers) and the PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
187            Oct 20, 2015 KRONES AG Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET comes from containers previously used for food and non-food applications (excluding chemical PET containers) and the PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
186            Oct 2, 2015 Starlinger & Co. GmbH viscotec Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through H and J, provided the PCR-PET comes from containers previously used for food and non-food applications (excluding chemical PET containers) and the PCR-PET complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical

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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.
Recycle Number
(sorted Z-A)
Date of NOL    Company Polymer Use Limitations Recycling
Process

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