HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 c135W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to make it his policy compulsorily to fortify flour with folic acid to reduce the instance of spina bifida and other neural tube defects. [31332]

Mrs. Browning

The issue of fortification of foods is currently being considered by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy.

Currently manufacturers may voluntarily fortify flour and other foods with folic acid.

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