The Nutrition Society have signed a joint letter to Seema Kennedy, MP, the Minister for Public Health, calling for the long-awaited consultation on the fortification of refined flour with folic acid in the UK.

The launch of the consultation was initially announced by Steve Brine MP, the then Minister for Public Health, during Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week in October 2018. However, since then, there has been little progress. 

Together with the British Dietetic Association, the British Nutrition Foundation and several other organisations, the Nutrition Society believe it is time to consider the practicalities of fortification fully through a consultation process. 

Read SACN's most recent recommendations on folic acid fortification