The Laboratory Services Division (LSD) is mandated to generate scientific data to support standards development through the following: conduct of risk profiling/assessments, data gathering and analysis, and management of an information system as a tool for standards research.
Data Gathering and Report Generation. Conduct of research in food contaminants, other poisonous and toxic substances in primary and secondary agriculture and fisheries products for sources and levels of risks.
Management of Information System for Standards Research. Management of an information system for the collection, repository, processing and reporting of all scientific data in relation to standards development and organic agriculture regulation compliance, including those from the DA laboratories.