All about edible gold
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE GOLD CHEF
Safe, guaranteed, traceable, certified, responsible
Unlike other gold and silver – edible, but processed in spaces that are not specifically dedicated to the production of food – Gold Chef is a real food product with a guarantee, and it complies with all laws and health regulations. The products contain only gold and pure silver, whose production can be traced. They are processed in a production facility that has been authorised by Italian and International health authorities (including the U.S.A. FDA), in full compliance with the most stringent European Community regulations on food production. The quality of the products is also ensured by four hundred years of Giusto Manetti Battiloro’s history, and certified by the most authoritative international bodies.
A GUARANTEE THAT COMES FROM EXPERIENCE
The Gold Chef edible gold and silver products are produced by Giusto Manetti Battiloro, a leading company in the production of gold and silver leaf.
The Manetti family has been practising the noble art of goldbeating for more than four hundred years. Goldbeaters were craftsmen who, even in ancient times, knew how to transform an ingot into gold leaf so thin that it was almost impalpable. Since 1600, fifteen generations of Manettis have combined artisan tradition and technological innovation to guarantee the highest quality and reliability.
WHEN QUALITY IS A CERTAINTY
The Gold Chef product line is made from controlled, certified and responsible raw materials. All processing is carried out in Florence, in a production facility that has been autorised by the Italian health department and the Food and Drug Administration for the production and sale of food additives. The entire process, which is subject to 10 distinct control stages, is carried out in full compliance with Regulations 1333/2008 and 231/2012 of the European Union.
NOT JUST EDIBLE
In order to be used in the food industry, edible gold must have a minimum gold content of 90% (corresponding to gold with a purity of at least 21.6 carats), a silver content not exceeding 7% and a copper content not exceeding 4%. Gold Chef Gold is 23kt gold, therefore even more pure than required by law, and – unlike the edible gold that is available on the market from other manufacturers – it does not contain copper, a metal that is harmful to the body.
Also, according to European legislation, silver must be 99.5% pure. Gold Chef silver is 100% pure.
HYPOALLERGENIC AND IMPERCEPTIBLE
Gold Chef silver is 100% pure. Gold Chef gold does not contain copper. The choice not to use copper is a guarantee of excellent quality. The gold is hypo-allergenic and has no trace of a metallic taste. The absence of copper, moreover, makes it possible for Giusto Manetti Battiloro to make the gold in the thinnest thicknesses on the market and to make sure the powder, crumbs, flakes and gold leaf are absolutely imperceptible to the palate.
GLUTEN FREE, KOSHER AND VEGAN
Gold Chef gold and silver products are produced without the use of raw materials of animal origin and without gluten.
Gold Chef products are certified as suitable for use in Kosher kitchens.
The gold in the Gold Chef product line is traced and responsible and comes exclusively from countries where there are no human rights violations for gold procurement.