The Chemistry Lab serves the other divisions within UDAF. Its laboratories provide chemical, physical and microbiological analyses of a wide variety of products, with the goal of protecting the state's consumers, farmers, and industry. Meat, dairy, feed, fertilizer, and pesticides, are tested to be sure their contents match those listed on their labels. Products are also tested for undesirable materials such as: heavy metals, pathogens, and drug and pesticide residues. Ground water samples are tested for overall quality. Special consumer complaint samples are also examined.