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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 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 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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