Folic Acid Fortification

The fortifiers and the non-fortifiers - who is doing what when it comes to folic acid and neural tube defects? © iStock.com / eyegelb

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Folic acid fortification: The current global state of play

By Lynda Searby

To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health experts and researchers, the 28 EU member countries...

The Westminster government has been urged to enforce the mandatory fortification of bread and flour with folic acid across the UK

Call for UK-wide folic acid fortification

By Rick Pendrous

The government at Westminster is being urged to press ahead with mandatory fortification of bread and flour with folic acid across the UK in a bid to reduce neural tube defects in foetuses.

The conversation has built and is set to be decided soon, following latest consultation paper...

New Zealand finally set to decide on folic acid fortification?

By Kacey Culliney

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has called for submissions on its latest consultation paper set to decide between mandatory implementation of folic acid fortification or a continued voluntary policy.

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