Vitamin News Updates Post 2

FDA Food Fortification – In March, 1996, the Food and Drug Adminstration ruled that companies which produced certain grain products, such as bread, flour, cornmeal, pasta, and rice are now required to fortify these products with folic acid. This decision was based on concern that pregnant women were not receiving an adequate amount of folic acid to prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida.

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