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Folic acid and folates in foods

An evaluation of procedures for measuring folic acid and folates in foods, supplements and vitamin premixes.


Folic acid and folates in foods

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This technical report outlines and evaluates procedures using high performance liquid chromatography and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography for measuring folic acid. Samples of vitamin premixes and infant formula milk were used.

The analysis of natural folates is also discussed and a suitable HPLC system has been tested but no samples were analysed.

Published 1 September 2011