RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication)

The Food Standards Agency website uses a free newsfeed so it's now even easier to stay updated.

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for distributing news content and is a simple way to keep up to date with the latest news on a website without having to visit the site. Typically, an item in an RSS feed will contain a title, excerpt or description, and a link to the full content.

How to use RSS feeds

You will need one of the following to read RSS feeds:

Modern web browser
Most modern browsers automatically check for feeds when you visit a website, and display the orange RSS icon when they find one. Many of them allow you to add RSS feeds as a browser favourite or bookmark folder, automatically updating them with the latest content.

Web-based news reader
Web-based news readers check feeds and displays any new articles that have been added.

Desktop news reader
Some email software allows you to read rss feeds and bring them direct to your desktop. There is a range of news reader software available and new versions are appearing all the time. Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.

Who should I contact with questions or problems?

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