Charm Sciences helps protect consumers, manufacturers and global brands from a variety of issues through the development of food safety, water quality, and environmental diagnostic tests and equipment.
We are trusted by governments, organizations, and consumers around the world. We’re trusted because we’re completely focused on the betterment of the industry. We share innovation, best practices, training, and technology with our customers in an effort to further global—and local—best-in-class food safety programs.
Our food safety customers trust our solutions because they are 100% accurate, easy to use, and tailored to be the exact fit for their needs. In fact, because of our commitment to food safety, never in the history of Charm, has a single Charm customer had to manage a product recall while actively—and properly—using our solutions.
Founded in 1978, Charm Sciences has made the science of food safety a way of life. From source to global supply chain to refrigerator, Charm is committed to developing, delivering, and supporting the very best in safety practices, technology and solutions for the dairy, food, and grain industries.
From Massachusetts to Australia, Charm Sciences Provides End-to-End Food Safety Solutions
The issues facing the global dairy industry, coupled with an ever-shifting landscape demand that you use an agile and accurate testing methodology, tests, and equipment to meet them. 75% of the world’s raw milk is tested with one of Charm’s kits. Wherever you’re located, whether you’re testing cow, goat, sheep, or camel-based dairy products, we’ve got you covered.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
The global demand for food variety has grown, placing pressure on food suppliers at all levels. Differing regulations and standards make food safety and consistency a challenge that can be difficult to meet. In response to this need, Charm has developed a number of solutions specific to food suppliers. From Sanitation and Hygiene to Antibiotic/Mycotoxin, Pathogen and Allergen tests, we have the science-based test to give you—and your customers—peace of mind.
Global feed and grain challenges haven’t just hit human-products like dairy and food. Animal feed and grain has been impacted as well, leaving farmers everywhere working to address these challenges and regulations on their own. Charm helps meet this need with accurate, easy-to-perform, rapid tests for mycotoxins, antibiotics and pesticides—and more.
Charm Sciences Awarded Certificate of Conformance by USDA-FGIS for Test for Feed and Grain (OCHRAQ-G)
Charm Sciences is pleased to announce that in August it was awarded a Certificate of Conformance from the United States Department of Agriculture, Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) for the ROSA® Ochratoxin Quantitative Test for Feed and Grain (OCHRAQ-G).
Charm Sciences announces the new MycoTube Portable Aflatoxin Screening test, the only five-minute field test for detection of aflatoxin in grains and feed.
The MycoTube test is simple to perform and is ideal for use in the field, as it does not require any specialized equipment, solvents, or electricity, and provides results at detection levels between 10 to 100 ppb. Results are available in as little as five minutes.
Today, Charm Sciences announces the introduction of a new AOAC – OMA- approved Peel Plate® EB Microbial Test for use in the poultry processing industry. The new test allows processing facilities to perform indicator tests onsite and provides quick, clear, and easy-to-interpret results.
Charm Sciences is pleased to announce that its Peel Plate EB Microbial Test has received MicroVal approval. This follows the August announcement it received AOAC-Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) First Action, a US-based certification.
MicroVal is a European-based validation body, which has created a harmonious certification with AOAC to evaluate microbial test methods according to International Standards Organization (ISO) guidelines. Charm’s Peel Plate EB test is one of the first microbial tests to be certified under this evaluation process.
Meet Charm Sciences
The team at Charm Sciences has a vision—to apply science to deliver safer food to those who need it—and over the last 40 years, every one of our customers and employees play a key role in accomplishing this.
Today, over 75% of the global raw milk supply is tested with Charm products.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control reports that unpasteurized milk is 150 times more likely to cause foodborne maladies.
More than 50% of waterborne illnesses are caused by viral pathogens.
About 48 million people in the U.S. or 1 in 6 get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year.
“Our experience with the Charm products and organization have been outstanding. Their commitment to training our associates on the equipment during the start-up of the program and ongoing as new people have come to the organization has been second to none. They are extremely responsive to site/location needs for equipment and products and have been a key driver in the improvement of our Quality and Food Safety programs.”
QA Cheese Division | Fortune 100 Company
New Patent: Simultaneous Incubation and Read
We’re pleased to announce the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,976,962 that covers a reader/incubator using transmissions of light to read test results from an assay to our industry-leading patent portfolio.