Defra reviews compulsory flour fortification

Gerry A. Danby reports (“The Government’s Red Tape Challenge led the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to review the need for the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 under which the addition of certain nutrients (iron, calcium carbonate (chalk), thiamin (vitamin B1) and niacin) to all wheat flour (except wholemeal flour) is required at the milling stage of processing flour.” . . . The repeal goes out for public consultation later this year.

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