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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 changes in feed industry tonnage tax reporting highlight vital role of human food by-products being upcycled to animal feed?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) recently changed tonnage tax reporting in the California feed industry to highlight the vital role of the diversion of human food by-products to animal … Continue reading

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Reducing food waste through recovery and upcycling

Did you know that “food recovery” means preventing waste by recovering as much wholesome food as possible for people in need? Did you know that “food upcycling” is the re-use of food or food byproducts to create new ways of … Continue reading

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CDFA’s State Organic Program inspects organic products coming into California at border

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) State Organic Program (SOP) collaborates with CDFA’s Border Protection Stations to inspect organic products coming into California? SOP and border station staff recently inspected organic blueberries and organic seeds … Continue reading

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Did you know California State Organic Program data debuted in the 2018-2019 California Agricultural Statistics Review?

Did you know an Organic section debuted in the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) “2018-2019 California Agricultural Statistics Review,” which was released in June 2020? CDFA’s California State Organic Program (SOP) provided information for the new section, which … 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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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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Did you know CDFA’s Organic Input Material Program offers a database of fertilizing materials verified as meeting organic standards?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has public database of fertilizing materials for organic crop and food production that have been verified to comply with California fertilizing material laws and regulations and U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Did you know CDFA’s California Citrus Program tests Navel and Valencia oranges for maturity standards?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has a California Citrus Program that inspects Navel oranges, Valencia oranges, lemons and mandarin citrus varieties to protect the industry and public from substandard product? Established through legislation sponsored … Continue reading

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Did you know CDFA’s Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) program promotes a safe and wholesome supply of commercial feed?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has a Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) program that promotes a safe and wholesome supply of commercial feed? SAFE uses an approach that fosters voluntary compliance with the state … Continue reading

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