Food Standards Agency
Tuesday 20 July 2010
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You can also identify a phrase using double quotation marks, eg "
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A search for
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the words in the phrase first, ie documents that contain both
If there are no documents that contain all the words you have entered, then documents that contain one of more of the search words are displayed. If this occurs, the following message appears: '
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of the words in your query. These results contain
of the words
Where there are documents containing
words, you are also given the option (at the bottom of the last page of results) to show documents that contain only
of the words: '
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You can also search for related words by putting an asterisk on the end of a search word. For example, a search for fish* will return results, where available, for fish, fisheries, fishery, fishing, etc.
The more words you put in, the more precise your search. However, be aware that you also limit the number of results by doing this and so may not see results that would be useful to you.
It makes no difference whether you use upper or lower case letters.
Search suggestions are displayed at the top and bottom of each page and underneath many search results. You can click on these to perform a search on that term: Search Phrase:
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