Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification guide 2009
The mandatory folic acid fortification Standard was accepted by Food Ministers in June 2007 and requires that all wheat flour for making bread (except organic) be fortified with folic acid. The mandatory Standard provides a two year implementation period, becoming enforceable in September 2009. During the two-year phase-in period, industry can add folic acid prior to the commencement date under the existing voluntary permissions, noting however this would require labelling changes. Mandatory folic acid fortification is in addition to the existing requirement for flour for making bread to contain added thiamin.