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Advice on Non-toxic and Edible Glitters
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises that only non-toxic and inedible glitters that have been tested and meet the requirements of legislation for food contact materials can be applied to food for decoration, but not for consumption. They should be labelled ‘for food contact’ or carry alternative wording to show how they should be used. If you’re unsure whether a non-toxic glitter has been approved for contact with food, please contact the supplier.
As a general rule:
- Only glitter or dust clearly labelled as ‘edible’ should be applied to food for consumption. Dusts or glitters that are edible will be made of permitted additives (such as mica and titanium dioxide) and must comply with the requirements of EU food additives legislation.
- Edible glitter or dust must be labelled with the name or E-number of any additives used and should carry either the statement ‘for food,’ ‘restricted use in food,’ or a more specific reference to their intended food use, for example, ‘edible lustre’.
- ‘Non-toxic’ and inedible glitters that have been tested and meet the requirements of the legislation on food contact materials and articles can be applied to food for decoration, but they cannot be applied to food for consumption. They should be labelled ‘for food contact’ (or alternative wording to show they are not to be eaten) and include instructions for use.
- Other ‘non-toxic’ glitters and dusts that have not been tested to see if their constituent chemicals migrate into food at levels above legal limits do not meet the requirements of the legislation on food contact materials and articles. They are not labelled ‘for food contact’ (or similar wording to indicate their use) and should not come into contact with food.
For this reason Squires Kitchen only uses ingredients and additives which meet the requirements and are approved for food use by the EU and does not recommend using any products which do not contain permitted additives or ingredients. Approved products include all SK food dusts, lustres, sparkles and other colours which are sold in the SK shop in Farnham and online at squires-shop.com.