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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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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 … 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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