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Edible Glitter Food Spec & Technical Data Sheet

Tinker Dust® Edible Garnish & Food Glitter Color Specifications, Material, Safety & Ingredients Data Sheet, each color identified here:


Shimmering, glittery & sparkling flakes using slightly larger particle sized pieces. Intended as a food-grade edible glitter application for food, cakes, cookies, fruits, cupcakes and other confectionery or food projects.


The FDA has approved all the ingredients being used in our edible glitters & edible dusts based on the FDA approved ingredients & usage levels.

Pearlized Mica 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 18-25% w/w). To learn more about the FDA approved usage levels and the approved ingredients list from the FDA click on the links below:

  • FDA Approved Ingredients List - Click Here 
  • FDA Approved Usage Levels, Article 73.350 - Click Here

** Please always refer to the FDA’s latest information.roved all the ingredients being used in our edible glitters & edible dusts based on the FDA approved ingredients & usage levels.


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 Brew Glitter® Research & Development department has already developed and released a 100% EU compliant edible glitter for food/ desserts line of products that are available on our website. All colors & shades that are available in the US FDA compliant line, are also available in 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 an Edible Glitter that does 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. The best part is however, the EU compliant glitters we have developed still have the amazing "glittery" effect on foods, berries and deserts that our US FDA complaint edible glitter have.

COMMON QUESTION: Can you make/ manufacture an edible flavored glitter 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 glitters" as well as "FDA compliant glitters"?

The short answer is no, there is not an edible glitter we manufacture that satisfies both FDA compliance standards as well as EU compliance standards - that would be great, but it is not possible. Our Food Safety Quality department (FSQ) has determined we cannot make ONE GLITTER 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

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB,
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 ( 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)
  • VEGAN STATUS With the exception of any products that contain Carmine (Cochineal Extract), all food grade products produced or sold by are suitable for Vegan and/or Vegetarian diets
  • 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


** The above information is furnished by It is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available. However, no warranty either expressed or implied is made with respect to said information and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising even if has been advised of the possibility of such damages.