The FSA website uses font sizes that you can control using your web browser.
You can change the text size in Microsoft Internet Explorer by selecting View > Text size followed by your preferred text size from 'Smallest' to 'Largest'. The default setting is 'Medium'.
You can change the text size in Mozilla Firefox by selecting View > Text size followed by 'Increase' or 'Decrease'. To return the text size to its default setting, select 'Normal'.
The website's fonts have been chosen for their legibility on computer screens.
Images used to convey information on our website have alternative text attributes, often known as alt text, which describes the content of the image within the alt text. This means that the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers. Many images on the website are used simply for decorative purposes, the text attribute for the image is left empty in line with accepted best practice.
Minimising the use of images
Live text is used rather than graphics wherever possible to reduce page download time and to increase your control over text size.
Print page options
A print page facility is provided on every page of the website. The size of the print text will reflect the text option you have selected within the website. For example, if you have large print selected on the website, the print page facility will print in large print.
Access keys are used throughout this website to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse or who prefer to use keyboard shortcuts.
This website uses the UK government access key system and the following keyboard shortcut commands are available.
S Skip navigation
1 Home page
3 Site map
7 Complaints procedure
8 Terms and conditions
0 Access key details
How to use access keys
Depending upon your browser type use one of the following:
Alt + [the accesskey]
Internet Explorer for Windows
Chrome for Windows
Safari for Windows
Shift + Alt + [the accesskey]
Firefox for Windows
Ctrl + Option + [the accesskey]
Safari for Mac
Chrome for Mac
Firefox for Mac
Information from the Food Standards Agency is for everyone, regardless of ability, age, language or background. We are committed to ensuring our websites are accessible to the widest possible range of people.