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Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Laboratories Unit

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Laboratories Unit test a variety of different products for a plethora of various analytes. WVDA Regulatory Officers inspect facilities and collect samples, which in turn are analyzed in our laboratories. Highly trained scientists analyze samples for bacteriological, viral, toxin, foreign material, and chemical contaminations. We analyze samples for compliance measures and indications on label claims. We also conduct various federally funded research, development, and surveillance projects.



    The WVDA READ Laboratories Unit conduct testing for:
  • Regulatory and Compliance Measures
  • Foodborne Outbreaks
  • Service Samples
  • Surge Capacity Testing
  • Research and Development
  • Consumer Complaints
  • Large Scale National Events


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