Highlighter Dust Specs, Material & Ingredients Data Sheets
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APPEARANCE & PRESENTATION
Highly metallic sparkle powder with medium particle sized pieces. Intended to be used dry or wet application for cakes, cookies, cupcakes and other confectionery projects. Perfect for brushing on dry, or mixing with liquids for painting, airbrushing or sponging on the desired product.
USES, RESTRICTIONS & FDA COMPLIANCE
The FDA has approved all the ingredients being used in our edible glitters & edible dusts based on the FDA approved ingredients & usage levels. To learn more about the FDA approved usage levels and the approved ingredients list from the FDA read “Substances Added to Food” at FDA.GOV & “FDA Approved Usage Levels” Article 73.350
May be safely used as a color additive in amounts up to 1.25% in food and 0.07% in alcohol beverages of this product, by weight, in cereals, confections/frostings, gelatin desserts, hard/soft candies (including lozenges), nutritional supplement tablets/gelatin capsules, chewing gum, distilled spirits (alcohol content 18-23% w/w). The color additive may not be used to color foods for which standards of identity have been issued under section 401 of the act, unless the use of the added color is authorized by such standards (ref 21CFR73.350)
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 (SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 1986)
Does not expose people to any chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Complies with food standards and purity criteria pursuant Commission Regulation (EC) Nos. 1881/2006, 1333/2008, 231/2012
EU Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/63 of 14 January 2022 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171);
ARTICLE 2: Until 7 August 2022, foods produced in accordance with the rules applicable before 7 February 2022 may continue to be placed on the market. After that date, they may remain on the market until their date of minimum durability or ‘use by’ date - click here
CURRENTLY: In response to the amended EU legislation, the Bakell® Research & Development department has already developed and released a 100% EU compliant "highlighter dust" line of products that are available on our website. All colors & shades that are available in the US FDA compliant line, are also available for the EU compliant line. To satisfy the stance the EU has put in place on edible/ consumable ingredients when it comes to Red 3 and Titanium Dioxide (To2), we have developed Highlighter Dusts that do not contain either “Titanium Dioxide (To2)” and/ or “Red 3 Food” coloring dye – as both ingredients are now on the restricted list in the EU, but still have the amazing "metallic lustre" effect that our FDA complaint Highlighter Dusts have. Our new EU compliant Highlighter Dust line satisfies the SAME superior highlighter-lustre effect our customers have come to love, while only using 100% EU compliant ingredients.
COMMON QUESTION: Can you make/ manufacture Highlighter Dust color(s) that satisfies both the FDA and the EU compliance mandates/ standards, or do you have to purchase either and/ or both "EU compliant Highlighter Dust" as well as "FDA compliant glitters"?
The short answer is no, there is not a Highlighter Dust we manufacture that satisfies both FDA compliance guidelines as well as EU compliance guidlines - that would be great, but it is not possible. Our Food Safety Quality department (FSQ) has determined we cannot make ONE HIGHLIGHTER-LUSTRE DUST product that satisfies both EU and FDA compliance regulations. In short, each government agency has contrasting views on ingredient approvals specific to how MICA is made and what constitutes MICA being an edible ingredient.
OTHER INFORMATION: What about products that I had already purchased or have - what do I do with those products that no longer satisfy the EU compliance standards?
Interpreted, this means in the short term, products containing Titanium Dioxide E 171 can continue to be purchased, inventoried and sold throughout the EU market up through August 7th, 2022. After the date of August 7th 2022, products containing Titanium Dioxide, E171 may continue to be sold in the EU market until their date of minimum durability or ‘use by’ date. For reference, our our edible glitter, luster dust, highlighter dust, Brew Glitter products all have a minimum durability/ shelf life of 5+ years - companies in the EU that purchase our edible glitter, luster dust and highlighter dust products can continue to sell said products over the next 5 years, through 2027.
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB, https://www.ttb.gov/)
The Bakell® sales teams and customer service teams frequently receive the question as to whether Brew Glitter® and/ or Brew Dust® products are approved by the TTB (https://www.ttb.gov/). Brew Glitter® and/ or Brew Dust® products are not alcoholic beverages nor are they tobacco products, therefore as a governing body/ agency we do not work with the TTB in any capacity. Brew Glitter® and Brew Dust® are both mica-based pearlescent "edible glitter" food products, and as such, we adhere to the FDA food ingredient compliance standards. If an alcoholic beverage company wants to use our edible glitter products as a raw material/ ingredient as part of their manufacturing/ production process, then said company would need to work with the TTB directly to get direction for approval for their specific alcoholic drink/ beverage.
- STORAGE Store in tightly sealed containers in a cool, dry, dark place
- STABILITY When stored under the proper conditions, initial product strength and color hue should be maintained
- SHELF LIFE Minimum of 60 months from date of manufacture
- ALLERGENS This product does not contain any Major Food Allergens
- (as define in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act)
- HALAL STATUS Brew Glitter edible glitters & dusts are Halal certified through Etimad Halal
- KOSHER STATUS Brew Glitter edible glitters & dusts are Kosher certified through Sunrise Kosher