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Finding Web Information

Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Is the information sought very specific? If so,  a search engine is the best search tool to use with keywords to describe the exact information need. Unsure or looking for more general information on a topic?  Start with a subject directory and search broad topics. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web.

Recommended Web Sources

Food- related GOVT Search Engines

FDA Search Engine. Use this search engine to find information on food safety, allergens, nutrition, food labeling, and more.

USDA National Nutrient Database. Search by keyword or by food groups to find information on nutrients in foods.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
A sector of the FDA, the search engine on this site will give you the government stance on safety and nutrition.

FoodSafety.gov
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Search documents from federal agencies that pertain to food safety issues here.

Nutrition.gov News

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