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Folic Acid: Flour

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has received representations from low-volume millers on the application of mandatory fortification with folic acid of bread and flour; and if he will make a statement. (202431)

Prior to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board's recommendation for mandatory fortification of flour or bread with folic acid in 2007, a full public consultation was held, enabling a broad range of views to be taken into account. Low volume millers responded to the consultation directly and were also represented via trade associations such as the National Association of British and Irish Millers (NABIM).

Before and following the consultation, FSA officials held regular meetings with NABIM to collect information and inform industry about latest developments in this area.