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MPI consultation on folic acid fortification of food

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a discussion document, 'Folic acid fortification: Increasing folic acid availability in food' and are seeking feedback.

MPI are looking for feedback on the proposed options for folic acid fortification to further reduce neural tube defects such as spina bifida.

The consultation document and accompanying documents, including the scientific technical report and cost-benefit analysis report can be found here

As part of the consultation, they are also holding public meetings in Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland. Registrations for the public meetings listed below will be available on the MPI website soon. Registration is encouraged in advance.

  • Tuesday 15 October, 10am to 12pm: Wellington 
  • Monday 21 October, 10am to 12pm: Christchurch 
  • Tuesday 22 October, 10am to 12pm: Auckland

Please note the closing date for submissions is 5pm on Tuesday 12 November. 

If you have any queries about the consultation, please email.



Ministry for Primary Industries


Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland

10:00am Tue 15 October, 2019 - 12:00pm Tue 22 October, 2019