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Greater scope for PET recycling with EREMA recycling systems:
VACUREMA rPET approved by FDA for the packaging of frozen ready‐prepared foods
Additional possibilities for recycled PET (rPET) from EREMA's VACUREMA range of plastics recycling systems have been created by the current extension of FDA approval*) in this field. Previously, rPET made with these systems had been approved for the FDA application categories "C" to "G”, and category "H" has now also been added.
The category "H" approval allows the production of PET packaging for frozen or refrigerated ready‐ prepared foods intended to be reheated in the container at the time of use. Starting immediately, up to 100% rPET that has been produced on VACUREMA systems can now also be used for this purpose.
This extension to the scope of approval has been carried out by two independent institutes (Fraunhofer and Keller & Heckman) in various forms, including challenge tests, and also applies to systems that have already been supplied. This means that not only new but also existing customers will benefit from the extended scope of possibilities for rPET from VACUREMA recycling systems.
*) FDA…Food and Drug Administration – (www.fda.gov)
VACUREMA PET recycling systems from EREMA GmbH produce rPET which, according to new FDA approval, is also suitable for packaging in which frozen or refrigerated ready‐prepared foods can be reheated for consumption (FDA category "H").
FDA – Definitions of Food Types and Conditions of Use for Food Contact Substances
Table 2‐‐Condition of use
Italic lettering: Categories covered by VACUREMA recycling systems.