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SILVER & GOLD DRAGEES


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Use tip 22 for the stars
Best to use Bettercream Icing
because it stays sticky.
Cupcake liners

The same as Grandma used years ago...Dragees are classified as non-edible and for decoration only by the FDA in the United States because they contain minute quantities of heavy metals. However, they are non-toxic and safe for use on food and are considered edible in many countries outside of the U.S. where they are consumed on a variety of confections. Please note: These cannot be shipped to California.

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DRAGEES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION OR SALE IN THE STATE OF:
CALIFORNIA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers the metallic-finish dragées to be inedible, and they are sold with a notice that they are for decorative purposes only. Early in the 20th century, the silver finish may have contained mercury (it does not now). The sale of these dragées was banned for some time. Although the metallic-finish dragées can be purchased in 49 U.S. states, they are no longer sold in California due to a 2003 lawsuit against several sellers.[2] However in other countries (including the United Kingdom) they are classed as food items.

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SILVER Dragees 5mm #SD5
4 oz. $6.69
1 lb. $28.65
2.2 lb. $52.49
Non-Toxic, meant for craft use
Not For Sale to CA
GOLD Dragees 5mm  #GD5-MG
4 oz. $8.75
1 lb. $28.65
2.2 lb. $52.49
Non-Toxic, meant for craft use
Not For Sale to CA
Dragees Black 5mm
#GD5-BK
2.2 lb. $52.49
Non-Toxic, meant for craft use
Not For Sale to CA
Dragees Dark Green 5mm
#GD5-DG
2.2 lb. $52.49
Non-Toxic, meant for craft use
Not For Sale to CA
Dragees Lavender 5mm
#GD5-LA
2.2 lb. $52.49
Non-Toxic, meant for craft use
Not For Sale to CA
Dragees Red 5mm
Box   #GD5-RD
2.2 lb. $52.49
Non-Toxic, meant for craft use
Not For Sale to CA
4mm Multi Color Dragees 4 oz. 
#759321 
4 oz. $7.79
Non-Toxic, meant for craft use
Not For Sale to CA
5mm Multi Color Dragees 4 oz. 
#759331
4 oz. $7.29
Non-Toxic, meant for craft use
Not For Sale to CA
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Opinion from Jennifer (a customer):  In the US, all dragees are considered non-edible and for decoration only by the FDA, for the last 10-15 years I think. This is because even though they are primarily made of sugar, they contain minute quantities of heavy metals, usually silver, which are considered inedible. However, in many other countries they are considered edible, and many people do use them on confections and do eat them with no ill effects. I have eaten them and personally don't consider it a big deal. However, for customers, I always tell them they are non-toxic, but considered an inedible decoration which should be removed. Plus those things are awfully hard, and I worry more about someone chipping a tooth than anything else!


Gold, Silver and Copper, from the ICES newsletter 7/04:
We're reading lately that silver, gold Ind copper dragees are to be used as `decoration only" because, per the FDA, they contain trace amounts of metal (ie: silver). Although people do consume dragees in some parts of the world, some culinary professionals are recommending they be removed before serving, selling or eating any confectionary treat garnished with them.

Federal and state authorities list silver as toxic at certain levels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declared dragees as nonedible and re-quires jars to carry labels saying they're "for decoration only."

Recent lawsuits in California have settled out of court, but the result is that wholesalers and even Internet suppliers won't sell in California.
Just a "heads up," folks; you might want to be careful with dragees!



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