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FDA Updates Guidance on Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its guidance on the use of recycled plastics in food packaging.Guidance for Industry: Use of Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging (Chemistry Considerations) was first issued in August 2006. The July 2021 update includes “Paperwork Reduction Act information and non-substantive formatting and editing revisions.”

For more information on FDA’s regulation of recycled plastics for food packaging, see the article, A Lot to Digest: U.S. Recycled Plastics Food-Contact Regulations.