Folic acid is an essential B vitamin important for the healthy development of babies early in pregnancy. There is overwhelming evidence that consuming sufficient folic acid before conception and during early pregnancy can prevent many cases of neural tube defects such as spina bifida.

MPI is seeking feedback on options for strengthening fortification of bread or fortifying wheat flour.

The consultation runs from 1 October to 12 November 2019.

What's being proposed

Public meetings