A international evidence review conducted jointly by researchers from the University of Melbourne and Harvard University has found certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants. Omega...

The New Zealand government has ruled against mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid. This position is a divergence from that of Australia which has required mandatory fortification since August...

Australian Food News recently reported a call for fortification of milk with Vitamin D by nutritionist Professor Carol Newsom. The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) Vitamin D deficiency study has echoed...

Folic acid fortification of foods may reduce the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumors in children, according to new research from Washington University and the...

Health groups in Australia will be watching with interest to see if New Zealand buckles under recent pressures to implement mandatory addition of folic acid to flour products. Australia agreed to the mandatory...

New research from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) has found that several types of Asian vegetables contain folate levels equal to or greater than spinach, making them...

A study in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that blood folate levels have significantly improved since the introduction of mandatory fortification of bread flour with folic acid in 2009. The news...

One of the leaders of the Australian flour milling industry, Mark Laucke of Laucke Flour, has written an open letter to the Australian Food Industry expressing serious reservations about the mandatory...

From Sunday 13 September 2009, bread-making flour in Australia must have folic acid, a form of the B vitamin folate, added to it to reduce the risk of babies being born with birth defects such as spina...

Mandatory fortification of folic acid in bread will be deferred until May 2012 in New Zealand, with the focus now on introducing a targeted voluntary programme, NZ Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson...