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Streamlining food testing at the Dartmouth Laboratory

By Jolette MacAulay, Gina Benedict and Kelly Duong

This blog post was originally published to Cultivating Science on

The Chemistry Section at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Dartmouth Laboratory in Nova Scotia is responsible for testing fish and other foods for a variety of trace elements and veterinary drug residues. Testing for a long list of compounds involves a variety of methods and instruments, and their effective operation, maintenance and troubleshooting requires specialized skills and expertise.

Streamlining these routine tests can help free up more resources for important research activities and potential food safety investigations. Luckily, the Dartmouth Lab has a great team that is always looking for ways to improve its processes. The team includes two of the CFIA's mighty heroes: Vaughn Arthur and Gina Benedict. Check out their CFIA superhero trading cards!

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