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CDFA Center for Analytical Chemistry renews and expands laboratory accreditation

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) announces it successfully received continued accreditation for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. This laboratory accreditation of four technology platforms across the food safety and environmental safety labs is valid in good standing until August 2024.

During this round of accreditation, CAC expanded its scope to include inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) technology, sulfur analysis by combustion and volatile organic compounds (VOC) analysis in air samples collected in summa canisters.

As CAC continues transitioning toward a technolo­gy-based flexible scope of ac­creditation, the laboratories gain authority to cover a wide range of measurements, add new parameters and matrices to the testing scope, as well as expand the scope of contaminants.

CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry is a branch of the Inspection Services Division.

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