Adding folic acid to flour

Closes 9 Sep 2019

Opened 13 Jun 2019

Overview

We're seeking your views on our proposal to make it mandatory for flour millers to add folic acid to flour (a process known as 'fortification').

Mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid should help raise people's levels of a vitamin called 'folate'.

Raising folate levels in women who could become pregnant would help reduce the number of babies born with birth defects of the brain, spine or spinal cord, known as 'neural tube defects'.

We want to introduce this change across the UK.

The consultation documents are published on GOV.UK.

 

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Charities
  • Flour millers
  • Food manufacturers
  • GPs
  • Midwives
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Local authority
  • Members of the public
  • Retailers
  • food business operators
  • food industry bodies
  • consumer groups

Interests

  • Nutrition
  • Health inequalities
  • Public health
  • Health improvement
  • Maternity services