§ 215. Declaration of policy. Since nineteen hundred forty-five the
legislature has recognized the need for providing satisfactory
nutritional levels in bread and flour. The legislature now finds that
undernourishment still exists in a substantial number of families in
this state including, but not limited to, families whose diet is
restricted by economic, cultural, or social factors.
In order to insure that these nutritional guarantees apply
notwithstanding cultural and other differences in dietary patterns, the
legislature hereby extends the authority of the commissioner of
agriculture and markets to require the enrichment of food products, to
include other staple foods such as rice, macaroni and noodle products.
The legislature also finds that in the interest of public health, the
statutory enrichment program should be made more flexible in order to
take advantage of present and future developments in nutritional
knowledge and food technology.