Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) Bill (HL Bill 52)




Amend the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 to require flour to be fortified
with folic acid.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Essential ingredients of flour: folic acid

(1) The Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 are amended as follows.

(2) In Column 1 (substance) of Schedule 1 (essential ingredients of flour) insert
“Folic acid (Vitamin B9)”.

(3) 5The Secretary of State shall seek the advice of the Scientific Advisory
Committee on Nutrition before specifying the “required quantity” of folic acid
per hundred grams of flour and its “condition of use” for the purposes of
Column 2.

2 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) 10This Act extends to England and Wales and Scotland.

(2) This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) Act 2015.