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USDA presents certificate of appreciation to Tiffany Tu, retiring Center for Analytical Chemistry manager

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has presented a certificate of appreciation to retiring CDFA Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Food Safety Program Environmental Program Manager Tiffany Tu. The award reads, in part, “This certificate of appreciation is presented to you with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Article highlights benefits of CDFA laboratory participating in proficiency testing program

“Value of the Magruder Program in a Regulatory Laboratory,” by Maryam Khosravifard, environmental program manager I, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC), is published in the Summer 2022 Edition of the Magruder Newsletter. The … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Roland Carlson helps provide high-quality data at CDFA Food Safety Laboratory

NAME: Roland Carlson YEARS AT CDFA: 15 PROGRAM: Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Food Safety (FS) Laboratory TITLE: Senior Environmental Scientist HOW DO YOU WORK FOR THE CALIFORNIA FOOD SUPPLY? Our FS laboratories ensure the safety of produce sold in … Continue reading

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CDFA scientist Roland Carlson published as co-author in multi-laboratory study to increase analysis abilities

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Food Safety Laboratory Senior Environmental Scientist Roland Carlson is published as a co-author in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry for the article, “Multilaboratory Collaborative Study of … Continue reading

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Dr. Barzin Moradi, CDFA Center for Analytical Chemistry Branch Chief, plans to utilize professional coaching certification for staff development

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry Branch Chief Barzin Moradi, Ph.D., recently completed the UC Davis Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program. During the six-month program, Barzin demonstrated coaching abilities at the Professional … Continue reading

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Showcasing the work of CDFA’s Inspection Services Division

CDFA’s Inspection Services Division has released its Annual Report for 2021 (Fiscal year ’20-’21). The report gives an overview of programs within the Inspection Services Division (ISD), as well as information about boards and committees; a fiscal year summary; and … Continue reading

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CDFA food safety scientists celebrate 30 years of continuous growth partnering with USDA Pesticide Data Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) joins the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Agricultural Marketing Service Pesticide Data Program (PDP). CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Food Safety group has partnered with PDP … Continue reading

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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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