Iodine adequacy in Tasmania sustained after 7 years of mandatory bread fortification

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From: The Medical Journal of Australia(Vol. 208, Issue 3)
Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company Limited
Document Type: Article
Length: 79 words

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The article discusses the introduction by the state government of Tasmania of a voluntary bread fortification program in 2001, under which the baking industry replaced regular salt in bread with iodised salt. The need for the program arose following the re-emergence of mild iodine deficiency in Tasmania in the late 1990s. The interim measure preceded the binational response to the widespread re-emergence of iodine deficiency in Australia and New Zealand, where iodisation of bread has been mandatory since 2009.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A531546805