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The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to the widest possible range of people. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you have difficulty using any part of it or accessing particular information, please email

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This site is intended to cover the information needs of many different potential audiences. Help in understanding where you might find the content you are looking for is available at How to use this website?

This site has been tested on various standards compliant web browsers. It is designed to display best with your monitor set at a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels, but should generally display without difficulty at lower computer screen resolutions.

There is further guidance on accessibility tools and features that may improve your browsing experience on the BBC's 'My Web, My Way' website.

Welsh Language Act 1993

We are currently reviewing the information contained in our website to understand how we can best provide this to customers in other languages, including Welsh.

Please check our website regularly for future updates.


You can search the Fera website by typing in your search term or phrase into the 'Search' field (in the head of each page) and clicking Search or hitting Enter.

File Formats

This site principally uses files of the following types (Users will need to have the correct software loaded on their machines to make full use of the information available.):

HTML is the basic file format used on the Internet, this page is in HTML format. It is our policy to make as much information as possible in this format. Sometimes, for technical reasons, some data may be made available in the following alternative formats.

Documents with the file type .pdf are saved in Portable Document Format (PDF). To read them you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Acrobat Reader software is available for downloading free of charge.

Viewers with visual difficulties may find it useful to investigate services provided by Adobe to improve the accessibility of Adobe Acrobat documents -

Note: We do not normally publish scanned documents but very occasionally this is unavoidable. We will try to make such documents as accessible as possible (including through automatic recognition of scanned text) but if you are unable to read any scanned documents, do contact us and we will endeavour to provide the material in a more accessible format.

.doc is the file type for documents created using Microsoft Word. This is a widely used word processing package.

.xls is the file type for documents created using Microsoft Excel. This is a widely used spreadsheet package.


We welcome any feedback and suggestions on what you would like us to publish on the site, or on any technical problems you may have experienced using the site. Please email

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