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Prohibition Against the Sale of Unenriched White Flour

Monday, August 17, 2009 > 14:57:12
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Letter to Industry - Prohibition against the sale of unenriched white flour and products containing unenriched flour

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada would like to clarify the requirements related to the manufacture, importation and sale of white flour and foods containing white flour. This letter outlines the current Canadian enrichment requirements for these products.


The mandatory enrichment of white flour with B vitamins, iron and folic acid is a cornerstone of Canada's fortification program aimed at helping to prevent nutrient deficiencies and maintain or improve the nutritional quality of the food supply. Flour enrichment is used as a public health tool because of its widespread use in foods consumed regularly by a large majority of the population.

It is the responsibility of all manufacturers, importers and distributors of foods to ensure that their products comply with Canadian legislation and other relevant guidelines and policies.


For more information on this new regulation visit:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/inform/flofare.shtml


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