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Folic Acid: Flour

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department’s policy is on adding folic acid to flour. (139191)

The Department is expected to receive advice from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on the issue of folic acid fortification.

At its open meeting in May 2007, the FSA Board recommended the mandatory fortification of bread or flour. The Board will consider whether to fortify bread, flour, or flour for bread making purposes only, at its open meeting in June 2007, after which it will submit its advice to United Kingdom Health Ministers.