Folic Acid: The Texas Medical Association supports the guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology on folic acid consumption in women of childbearing age to reduce birth defects.
TMA encourages the Texas Department of State Health Services’ ongoing surveillance of folic acid-related birth defects and urges this data be used as a tool for preventing reoccurrence of birth defects that could possibly be averted by folic acid consumption by women during pregnancy.
TMA supports safe, evidence-based approaches, including educational opportunities, for improving adherence to folic acid consumption recommendations that affect the general population such as folic acid fortification in all grain products. TMA encourages Texas-serving grain product manufacturers to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s minimum requirements for folic acid enrichment in all grain products (Council on Scientific Affairs, p 160, A-96; amended CSA Rep. 5-A-07; amended CM-RWPH Rep. 1-A-17).
Last Updated On
May 30, 2017