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December 14, 2017
Eating silver dragées? The FDA is not amused
Silver dragées make cakes, cookies, and other sweet stuff look pretty. Whether they also make foods more appetizing depends on your taste, but many people are tempted to eat these tiny silver-coated balls and many actually do. But before you decide whether to eat silver dragées and let let your children eat them, you may want to know what the FDA has to say on this matter. Here’s the short answer: the FDA considers it a bad idea.
The FDA obligates manufacturers to label silver dragées as “for decoration only.” Silver dragées sold in 49 states bear such a label, and California authorities decided that it’s better to be on the safe side and banned these silver decorations altogether after a lawsuit against sellers in 2003.