Are any of you aware of silver and gold dragees available in the US that are FDA approved as food safe? The ones I see available are "decoration only" products. If you use the decoration only ones are you advising people to remove them, or what??
The only ones I've seen are not FDA approved, yes advise them to remove them.
Global sugar arts sells dragees and they claim to be edible. Check out their website.
Actually G S A states that "all metallic gold & silver dragees are decorative items and are not to be consumed."
Here's a recent thread about the buggers http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-612012.html with a few links to outside stories about why stores won't sell dragees in California.
In Europe they are considered edible. Still, now that I know they are not FDA approved, I don't think I would feel comfortable putting, say, 25 dragees on a cookie when I know they'd all be eaten; but I wouldn't really worry about someone consuming, say, TWO!
Well, I ate them all the time when I was a child as my grandmother was an avid user of them on all of her cakes, and I to this day haven't grown a third arm and neither have my children!
This has got to be like the thing with laboratory animals getting cancer from artificial sweetners, but I read somewhere that in order for it to be a threat to humans we'd have to eat bathtubs full of the stuff!