Previously "Quality Evaluation Division", Analytical Services is a division of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture whose core businesses are Analytical Services: the
business of providing chemical, microbiological and physical analysis of agricultural materials, Education:
the business of providing interpretation of analyses and educational support services for nutrient management,
animal health and food product quality, Promotion of Services: the business of encouraging the use of
services as management tools for improved production efficiency and quality products for the consumer while
generating revenue, Health Protection: the business of administering legislation designed to ensure that
Nova Scotians receive quality agri-food products.