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Site audience and purpose
This site is intended to cover the information needs of different potential audiences - the general public, consumers, farmers and growers, the food industry and associated professionals, schoolchildren, students, teachers and academics and so on. It is structured to present simple information first, with an indication of more detail further into the site.
We welcome any feedback and suggestions on what you would like us to publish on the site. Please see our contacts page.
Page layout - finding your way around; printing
We are gradually converting pages on the site to a standard format, similar to the page you are looking at now. This has been tested on a variety of browsers and platforms. It is designed to display best with your monitor set at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels (or higher), but will generally display without difficulty at 640 x 480 pixels.
The left hand side of the screen will normally contain links to closely related pages on the same subject (these links may sometimes act as an index to information on the same page).
At the foot of the page you will find information on the date the page was published or last modified, and further links to key pages on the site.
Pages in the same current design as this one are designed so that the left-hand navigation bar will not be included when they are printed. This helps to produce a clearer printed result by omitting elements designed primarily for on-screen navigation.
This site principally uses files of the following five types:
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.
NOTE: Large files - In the case of relatively large files, readers are advised to save the file directly onto their own PC rather than opening it via their web browser. Using the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser right-click on the link, select "Save Target As", and choose a suitable location on your PC; using the Netscape web browser right-click on the link and choose "Save Link As".
Documents marked 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 - http://access.adobe.com
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.
CSV stands for Comma Separated Values and is the spreadsheet equivalent of .txt for word processors. You can cut and paste a CSV file into the spreadsheet of your choice, or download to your PC.
Page last modified 2 November, 2006