Most bakers oppose folic acid
Published:  06 July, 2007

More than half of bakers believe the Food Standards Agency is wrong to recommend the fortification of bakery products with folic acid.

A British Baker poll on [http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk] found that 52% believe fortification is the wrong course of action to recommend, whether it is at the milling or baking stage.

The online poll found that 27% of bakers are in favour of adding folic acid to all bread flours (including wholemeal).

Some 6% of those polled said they believed that folic acid should be added to white and brown flours, not wholemeal. And 15% of those polled were in favour of adding folic acid at the bread baking stage.




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