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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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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 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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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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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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ISD Staff Spotlight: Stephen Siegel’s best memories on the job are from collaborating with fellow CAC scientists

NAME: Stephen Siegel YEARS AT CDFA: 24 PROGRAM: Center for Analytical Chemistry – Environmental Safety Laboratory, Environmental Analysis TITLE: Sr. Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES: During a typical day at the lab, I usually do some organizing/planning, reviewing/releasing sample … Continue reading

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Did you know CDFA has an Environmental Safety Laboratory?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) has an Environmental Safety Laboratory that provides testing to local, state and federal agencies? Sub-sections of the Environmental Safety Laboratory include Environmental Monitoring, Special … Continue reading

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CDFA Scientists Nakhjavan, Ahmed, Khosravifard published in academic journal after developing improved method to test for mycotoxin in feed

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) scientists Bahar Nakhjavan, Nighat Sami Ahmed and Maryam Khosravifard were recently published in the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) academic journal Toxins special issue, Rapid Detection of Mycotoxin … Continue reading

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