Accessibility statement

safefood recognises the importance of ensuring that our site is accessible to everyone and is committed to achieving a minimum of conformance level Double A with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

This site has been designed to comply with usability guidelines, and is constantly under review to ensure that our compliance has kept pace with technological developments.

Document formats

Most of the publications/reports on this website are available in both PDF and HTML format for easier reading and printing offline. We are currently working through our archives to bring all documentation up to date.

To access the PDF documents you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download for free.

Navigation aids

A breadcrumb trail is available at the top of each page to assist in navigation. All pages include a search box.


Most content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes.

Resizing text

text size buttonsWe have added a text size changer so that you can quickly enlarge the size of the text on the site. This can be found at the top of each page.

Contrast changer

contrast buttonsWe have added a contrast changer. This is found at the top of each page. By clicking on one of the four options you can change the colour of the text and the background of each page.

Text help

browse aloud B iconWe use the latest version of the Browse Aloud screen reader. It adds speech and reading support to online content to extend the reach of websites for the 20% of the population who require reading support. This includes those with dyslexia, learning difficulties, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

Future strategy

safefood will ensure that all new content published to the website will be fully accessible. We will aim to ensure more user-friendly content is available and continue converting older publications to HTML.

We will carry out regular accessibility reviews and address any issues arising. As part of this process, we welcome all comments, suggestions and details of problems encountered by users.