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Flour: Folic Acid

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 10331, tabled on 30 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for a decision on proposals on the mandatory fortfication of flour and gluten-free products with folic acid.

Answered on

4 February 2020

The Department published a United Kingdom-wide consultation on the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid which ran from 13 June to 9 September 2019. A post consultation update was made available on the Gov.UK website. We received 1,442 responses from a wide range of stakeholders. Due to the pre-election period, preparation of the Government response was put on hold. This is now being prepared and further information will be announced in due course. Any decisions will be made in conjunction with the devolved administrations.

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