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  • 47th Civil Support Team

    Thank you Captain Hearns and the 47th Civil Support Team (CST), Mississippi's full time response team, for stopping by the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory and providing the lab the opportunity to tour the CST mobile laboratory unit.

  • 2013 Lunch and Bowl

  • Laboratory Accreditation ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board

    Our Quality Assurance Manager Gale Hagood completed a course with ACLASS She joined their staff and representatives from industry and 12 other states how to improve their lab processes. When accredited to the ISO 17025 standard, a laboratory can perform work for any entity in any country in the world. It is the highest standard for quality assurance.

  • Memphis Zoo

    Dr. Ashli Brown and Dr. Darrell Sparks travel to Memphis Zoo to collect samples for the panda project.

  • ASFFPCO Association of Southern Feed, Fertilizer, and Pesticide Control Officials 71st Meeting

  • Gale Hagood attended the APHL 2013 Annual Government Environmental Laboratory Conference in Raleigh,

  • Fire Extinguisher Training

    Fire Extinguisher Training was provided to MSCL staff by Starkville Fire Marshall Mark McCordy. Training event coordinated by Alicia Musselwhite with the MSU Office of Regulatory Compliance and Safety.

  • Gordon Research Conference

Beginning Monday, July 20th we will be ending curbside service. Samples can be dropped off in our main office 1145 Hand Lab. Masks are required to enter the building.

Located on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory (MSCL) is a state appropriated regulatory agency for the State of Mississippi.

The mission of the MSCL is to provide the analytical data to ensure the quality, accurate labeling, and safety of all fertilizers, animal feeds, human foods, pesticides, and petroleum products sold in the State of Mississippi. Analyses are routinely performed to supply information required for regulatory action by Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) and other regulatory agencies for the state. Under Mississippi’s amended Food Law of 1997, MSCL has been given primary responsibility for providing chemical, physical and microbiological analytical services in support of food regulatory programs.

A complete description of the responsibilities and purpose of the Mississippi State Chemical lab may be found under Mississippi Code, Title 57, Chapter 21-9.


Research and News

  • 12/5/19 - Mississippi State Chemical Lab will be closed December 23-January 3rd for winter holidays. We will reopen Monday, January 6, 2020.
  • 11/7/19 - MSCL will be closed at noon on Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving holidays.
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