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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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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
278            Sep 8, 2022 Uflex Ltd. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types of food under Conditions of Use C through H, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
277            Sep 6, 2022 PureCycle Technologies LLC Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PP material comes from drink cups and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
276            Aug 12, 2022 Total Corbion PLA b.v. Polylactic acid (PLA) Articles containing up to 25% recycled content in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use B through H, provided the PCR-PLA complies with all applicable authorizations. Chemical
275            Aug 10, 2022 Guolong Recyclable Resources Development Co., Ltd. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
274            Jul 12, 2022 Far Eastern New Century Corporation Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food grade  containers and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
273            Jul 11, 2022 PLASgran Ltd. Polypropylene (PP) Pots, tubs, and trays in contact with food under Conditions of Use E through G, provided that the PCR-PP comes from pots, tubs, and trays, and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
272            Jul 8, 2022 Yung IEE Environmental Technology Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) 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 containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
271            Jun 3, 2022 Top Lun Plastics Corporation 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 containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
270            Jun 1, 2022 Veolia Huafei Polymer Technology Co. Ltd. group, including its subsidiary Zhejiang Reef Science and Technology Co., Ltd. Polypropylene (PP)
  1. Single layer trays, containers, crates, and clamshells, intended to contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under COU E-G.
  2. Single service articles, e.g., disposable table ware, cutlery, trays, caps and lids for food service, intended to contact all food types under COU E-G.

The PCR-PP comes from transparent, clear PP food containers, complying with all applicable authorizations.
Physical
269            May 17, 2022 Closure Systems International Polypropylene (PP) Fabrication of caps and closures in contact with food under Conditions of Use as described in all applicable authorizations. Physical
268            Apr 20, 2022 Zing Whorthai 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 containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
267            Apr 7, 2022 Starlinger & Co GmbH High density polyethylene (HDPE) Manufacture of articles to contact Food Types I-IV and VIII-IX under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
266            Mar 25, 2022 Dalmia Polypro Industries Private Limited 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 containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
265            Mar 17, 2022 TSAAKIK MEXICO  High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles that contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-HDPE material comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
264            Mar 14, 2022 Veolia Huafei Polymer Technology (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd. group, including its subsidiary Zhejiang Reef Science and Technology Co., Ltd. High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-HDPE material comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
263            Mar 7, 2022 Jiangsu Ceville New Materials Technology Co., Ltd. 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 containers and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
262            Jan 31, 2022 TSAAKIK MEXICO  Polypropylene (PP) Articles that contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PP material comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
261            Jan 27, 2022 Fraser Plastics High density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles for contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-HDPE material comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
260            Jan 24, 2022 Intco Malaysia Sdn Bhd  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 containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
259            Dec 21, 2021 Revolution Company Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) Articles in contact with all food types under Condition of Use (COU) B through H, provided the PCR-LLDPE comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
258            Oct 27, 2021 Craemer GmbH High density polyethylene (HDPE) Crates/pallets in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
257            Oct 27, 2021 Craemer GmbH High density polyethylene (HDPE) Crates/pallets in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G, provided the PCR-HDPE comes from food-grade material and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
256            Oct 26, 2021 EcoBlue Limited High density polyethylene (HDPE) or Polypropylene (PP)
  1. Articles (e.g., single layer trays, containers, crates, and clamshells) intended to contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G.
  2. Articles (e.g., containers) intended for use with dry dietary supplements, retail carrier bags (grocery bags), and secondary and tertiary packaging films intended to be used with all food types under COU E through G.
  3. Non-food-contact layer in multilayer packaging intended to be used with all food types under all COU, provided that the PCR-HDPE and PCR-PP are separated from food by an effective barrier.

The PCR-HDPE and PCR-PP come from food grade material and compiles with all applicable authorizations.
Physical
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 Jiangsu Ceville New Materials Technology 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

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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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