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Did you know CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry has transitioned to technology-based accreditation for laboratory competency?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) has transitioned to technology-based accreditation from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) for laboratory competency (ISO 17025:2017)?

Technology-based ISO accreditation enables CAC scientists to provide accredited analytical services beyond a specific method while using the technology platform more broadly. This flexible accreditation covers a wide spectrum of analytes and materials such as produce, grains, cannabis, hemp and fertilizing materials. For example, CAC’s Food Safety Laboratory recently received technology-based ISO accreditation to test industrial hemp for total tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinoids and pesticides; cannabis for pesticides; and fertilizing materials for multielement. 

Visit the CAC website to learn more about how CDFA scientists utilize state-of-the-art equipment and processes to conduct agrochemical analysis to ensure a safe, abundant and quality supply of food and fiber in California.

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