Petal Dust® Specs, Material & Ingredients Data Sheets
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APPEARANCE & PRESENTATION
Brilliant colored and very fine powder dusts, with less pearlizer and more solid colors. Pearl dust imparts a sparkly, pearlescent finish with just a touch of color. Pearl dust is translucent and can be mixed with petal dust to give decorations shimmer and sparkle without adding much color!
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)
NATURAL vs SYNTHETIC
Let’s face facts: natural colors are not as iridescent, strong, or shelf-stable as synthetic colors. Further, because synthetic colors are available in each of the primary colors (FD&C Red 40, FD&C Yellow 5, and FD&C Blue 1), they can be mixed and matched to produce quite literally millions of colors. Artificial dyes and pigments are derived from petroleum products and are intended to last for years and years.
Synthetic colors have established a “gold standard” for color additives over the past seventy-five years. Synthetic colors are generally heat stable, light stable, and pH stable. They are available as water-soluble dyes (in either liquid or powdered form) or as insoluble pigments. Synthetic colors are not restricted by kosher or halal religious laws, and they are not produced from genetically modified organisms. Perhaps most importantly, synthetic colors are remarkably strong. As a result, the color of a finished product can be easily “tweaked” at the very end of the manufacturing process with few if any problems. Consequently, we say that synthetic colors are an “End-Of-Process” ingredient.
Natural colors on the other hand are a “Beginning-Of-Process” ingredient. Why? For example, some natural colors are sensitive to heat. Therefore, we must take into account any thermal processing before selecting a natural color additive. Some natural colors are sensitive to light. Therefore, we must factor into our selection the product’s packaging. Some natural colors change hue as pH changes. Thus, we must consider the product’s final pH when choosing a natural color additive. For these reasons, the selection of natural color additives should be made at the product development phase, in the beginning so to speak, not at the end of the manufacturing line.
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
- 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