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Political Convention Food Tested by Our Lab

By | September 11th, 2012|General|

Our State Lab performed chemical and biological surveillance testing on food samples from the Republican National Convention.  We were selected to participate in the testing because of our reputation and previous experience working with the Food Safety Inspection Service for the detection of biological and chemical agents in food.  The samples arrived at the State Laboratory [...]

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AZ Public Health Laboratory Capacity

By | December 21st, 2010|Preparedness|

A few years ago it became pretty clear that we were facing some budget reductions.  At the time, we had no idea that our budget reductions would be as extensive as they turned out to be.  However, we did know that if we were going to maintain our laboratory capacity to protect the folks of [...]

ADHS Lab Selected for Gulf Fish Testing

By | June 11th, 2010|Preparedness|

Our state public health laboratory Environmental & Analytical Chemistry unit has been selected as 1 of 8 chemistry laboratories across the country that will be examining commercial seafood for contaminants from the gusher in the Gulf. The goal is find out whether commercial seafood has been contaminated by the oil spill and if so, to [...]

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