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#1 mixican

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 06:58 PM

Can anybody verify if FDA regulates wheat flour to be enriched?

In Canada, it is requirement that wheat flour is enriched.

What about in US?

 

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:25 PM

No regulations in US. as far as I know


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:41 PM

enriched appears to have it's own set of regs

 

www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=137.165


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:42 PM

Hi,

 

enrichment is mandatory in Canada and voluntary in the USA.

Nutrients and their amounts are identical. So, same formula would be acceptable.

Canada regulates that enriched flour has to be used as ingredient in prepacked products like biscuits. Separate addition as part of the formula seems to be exculded because that would be covered by another regulation. Declaration is different. Not easy for importing companies, even if lot sizes are rather small and the enriched flour can not be used for other countries. And it is hard to buy see below. No update was included in CETA agreement.

More than 80 countries have regulations in place for mandatory or voluntary fortification of wheat flour - in many case different nutrients and different amounts.

In the EU enrichment is specially regulated, means no enriched flour regulation in place, means enrichment of flour andits use is not permitted. Only UK regulates enriched flour on national level, but this is (before Brexit) no problem for other EU companies due to free trade regulation within the EU.

 

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