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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
255            Aug 16, 2021 Starlinger & Co GmbH High density polyethylene (HDPE) Manufacture of bottle caps with a maximum cap diameter of 35 mm for beverages for use under Conditions of Use D through G, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
254            Aug 16, 2021 Starlinger & Co GmbH High density polyethylene (HDPE) Manufacture of milk and juice bottles, meat trays, and disposable tableware and cutlery for use under Conditions of Use E and F, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
253            Jun 24, 2021 Zhenjiang Ceville Recycled Fiber Co., Ltd Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Fabrication of single layer clamshells and containers that contact raw fruits, 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
252            Jun 24, 2021 DAK Americas Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through H, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
251            Jun 14, 2021 DAK Americas Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with food under Conditions of Use as described in all applicable authorizations. Chemical
250            May 28, 2021 Diamat Maschinenbau 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
249            May 25, 2021 Guolong Recyclable Resources Development Co., Ltd Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Fabrication of single layer clamshells and containers that contact raw fruits, 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
248            May 18, 2021 Lotte Chemical Polypropylene (PP) Articles containing up to 70% recycled content in contact with food under Conditions of Use D through G, provided the PCR-PP material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
247            Apr 21, 2021 OCTAL SAOC FZC Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with food under Conditions of Use as described in all applicable authorizations. Chemical 
246            Apr 8, 2021 Fresh Pak Corporation High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
245            Apr 8, 2021 Closure Systems International High density polyethylene (HDPE) For fabrication of caps and closures in contact with all food types under all Conditions of Use, provided PCR-HDPE complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
244            Mar 2, 2021 Next Generation Recycling Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
243            Mar 1, 2021 Loop Industries Inc. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with food under Conditions of Use as described in all applicable authorizations. Chemical 
242            Dec 15, 2020 Merlin Plastics Supply, Inc. High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use B through H, provided the PCR-HDPE  comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
241            Nov 25, 2020 Pashupati Group of Industries Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with fresh vegetables, fruits and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes food-grade colorless PET bottles, complying with all applicable authorizations.   Physical
240            Nov 24, 2020 APG Polytech, LLC and Far Eastern New Century Corporation Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles containing up to 50% recycled content 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
239            Nov 24, 2020 APG Polytech, LLC and Far Eastern New Century Corporation Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles for contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
238            Nov 24, 2020 APG Polytech, LLC and Far Eastern New Century Corporation 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
237            Nov 23, 2020 EREMA Group GmbH 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 and closures, complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
236            Nov 13, 2020 Ultra-Poly Corporation 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
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 13, 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

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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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