Inspection and Lab Services
Access required and voluntary inspections of agricultural commodities, meat, measurement devices, and more
Our Weights and Measures Division ensure scales, meters, and other devices measure accurately.
We sample and grade grains grown in Louisiana in accordance with the grain inspection standards established in the United States Grain Standards Act .
There are two sampling methods:
Probe method: after the carrier has been loaded
On-line sampling: as the carrier is being loaded
LDAF inspectors take samples from a variety of storage units, including barges, railcars, trucks, and warehouses. Samples are then graded by a variety of factors such as color, damage, amount of foreign material, and odor. Upon completion of the grading, LDAF inspectors issue inspection certificates.
Our Meat & Poultry Inspection program ensures the wholesomeness and safety of meat and poultry slaughtered and processed in Louisiana.
The Motor Fuels Program:
Validates that all fuels sold in the state meet certain octane ratings, chemical, and/or physical requirements established by Louisiana laws and regulations
Performs statewide inspections at gas stations at least once a year to ensure that consumers are getting what they pay for
Investigates consumer complaints