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The FDA Warns To Ensure Edible Glitter Before Its Consumption

Recently, the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) provided guidance for various kinds of edible glitter and also glitters to be used for festive decorations and crafts. As a food product, edible glitter is needed to present its ingredients on its packets.

The FDA stated that customers should ensure for the ingredients such as Acacia (gum arabic), sugar, cornstarch, maltodextrin, and color additives prior to using glitter while cooking. There are several safe to consume glitters and dust present in the market that affirm “edible” on the label. The FDA stated that if the label is of “for decorative purposes only” or “non-toxic” and does not present any ingredients list, then, the customers should not utilize the product directly on foods.” As per to the FDA, a few non-edible decorative glitters are endorsed as safe to consume in online videos of bakery instructions, but they should not be utilized in the kitchen. “Various dust and decorative glitters are sold on the internet and in bakery supply stores and crafts under names like disco dust, luster dust, sparkle dust, twinkle dust, shimmer powder, highlighter, petal dust, and pearl dust,” reported the FDA.

Lately, the FDA was also in news for declining the approval of reformulated Mallinckrodt’s opioid. The U.S. FDA has refused to certify an abuse-deterrent variant of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical’s opioid painkiller—Roxicodone—stating several parts of the company’s application requires further assessment. The therapy is a reformulated variant of the company’s generally abused painkiller—Roxicodone—planned to formulate the drug less popular and more complex to be abused by injecting or snorting. Mallinckrodt’s shares were reduced by almost 4.4% to $20.02 in early market trading. The verdict came following an advisory committee to the FDA voted in goodwill of the drug, stating it should be presented as abuse restraint only by the nasal route.