According to ConAgra Foods, a major US packaged food manufacturer, they are planning to recycle 8 million pounds of plastic waste into new frozen meal trays for their brands Healthy Choice®,Banquet®, Kid Cuisine® and Marie Callender‘s® products.
I hate thinking of recycled plastics in contact with the food I eat but one must sacrifice for the sake of Mother Earth. I just hope these post consumer plastic producers do a damn good job in de-contaminating their products.
One assurance, according to ConAgra, is that the Food and Drug Administration approved the post-recycled trays as direct food contact materials. I wonder how the FDA’s guidelines in recycled plastics for food packaging compare to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)?