The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron filings to folic acid

Hasantha Gunasekera
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00597.x
Published online: 18 September 2006

The recent viewpoint by Kamien1 is timely, given Food Standards Australia New Zealand is currently advocating for the mandatory fortification of all bread-making flour with folic acid (80–180 μg per 100 g of bread). The proposal is now before the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council, and a decision is imminent.

  • Hasantha Gunasekera

  • Institute for Child Health Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW.



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