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Makers of corn masa flour can add folic acid

(HealthDay)—Makers of corn masa flour can voluntarily add up to 0.7 mg. of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour under a new approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Apr 14, 2016
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FDA delays decision on adding folic acid to corn masa

Federal regulators have delayed until April a decision on whether to allow folic acid to be added to corn-masa flour, a move experts say could help prevent birth defects like those seen in a deadly cluster in three Central ...

Jan 29, 2016
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Neural tube defect

A neural tube defect will occur in human embryos if there is an interference with the closure of the neural tube that occurs around the 28th day after fertilization. The incidence of neural tube defects is 2.6 in 1,000 worldwide.[citation needed]

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