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CDFA scientists Nakhjavan, Bland, Khosravifard published in academic journal for optimizing analysis of compounds in surface water

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Environmental Safety Laboratory scientists Bahar Nakhjavan, Jason Bland and Maryam Khosravifard had their article, “Optimization of a Multiresidue Analysis of 65 Pesticides in Surface Water Using Solid-Phase Extraction … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry forms CoResponse team to prepare for urgent testing requests due to wildfires or other emergencies

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) is assembling a CoResponse team to handle urgent analytical testing requests that may arise due to emergencies, including wildfires. CoResponse’s first task is setting up instruments and validating the … Continue reading

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Did you know? New scientific methods at CDFA

Read the report here. Learn more about CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry. View this original post on the CDFA Planting Seeds blog.

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Did you know the Center for Analytical Chemistry developed 20 new scientific methods in FY2019-20?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) developed 20 new scientific methods while satisfying the regulatory and monitoring needs of 33 public agencies during fiscal year 2019-20? This and other information … Continue reading

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CDFA Inspection Services #CelebratingResilience this #CaAgDay2021 through release of annual report

Today’s California Agriculture Day theme of “Celebrating Resilience” recognizes the agricultural industry’s ability to adapt to change, especially considering the events of last year. Many examples of this, and how California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division … Continue reading

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Anaheim Food Safety Lab remodeling project fosters optimal operation

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces its Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Anaheim Food Safety Laboratory remodeling project is complete. The remodeling included complete reconfiguration, updating infrastructure and adding electrical power to the CAC laboratory at the … Continue reading

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Did you know CDFA’s Environmental Safety Laboratory developed a faster, simpler technique to test more surface water compounds?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Environmental Safety Laboratory recently developed a surface water monitoring technique that is faster, simpler and detects more compounds? Historically, the lab applied a liquid extraction technique to determine 59 … Continue reading

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CDFA laboratory has tested 140 winegrape samples for smoke impact, is open for testing more

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces its Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) has so far tested 140 winegrape samples for the presence of smoke compounds due to recent wildfires, and is available to test more. CAC began … Continue reading

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Did you know CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry has an independent Quality Assurance Unit?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) has an independent Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) that provides quality oversight to all of its laboratory sections? QAU is the primary liaison with accrediting … Continue reading

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CDFA and UC Davis collaborate to assist commercial laboratories testing smoke impact in wine and winegrapes

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology, and the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are offering laboratory services, with limited capacity, to test winegrapes and wine for the … Continue reading

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