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.
Founded in 1978 by Dr. Stanley Charm, President, and Shirley Charm, Charm Sciences’ has grown from startup to valued partner of food and feed manufacturers—whose food safety tests are trusted and integrated in food safety programs around the world. 2018 is more than a celebration of a major milestone, it also marks the beginning of a whole new round of innovation. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating—and innovating.
Charm ROSA Test Approved
Chinese National Food and Material Reserve Bureau has approved the Charm ROSA FAST Aflatoxin, Vomitoxin (DON), Zearalenone and Ochratoxin tests as one of the only official tests for screening grain. – GBT 23503-2009 Charm ROSA DONQ FAST – GBT 23502-2009 Charm ROSA Ochratoxin – GBT 5009.23-2006 Charm ROSA AFQ FAST – GBT 23504-2009 Charm ROSA ZEAR FAST
The First Test Approved for Simultaneous Detection of Three Antibiotic Families
Taking only 3 minutes, the Charm ROSA TRIO is the fastest test approved for dairy milk antibiotic screening and the only test to simultaneous detect 3 antibiotic classes: beta-lactam, sulfonamides and tetracycline. ROSA TRIO was approved by the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) and the procedural 2400 Form document was sent by the Food and Drug Administration to state public health laboratories on May 25, 2018. TRIO represents the first time a single test result is able to meet both the mandatory and voluntary milk screening programs of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and NCIMS guidelines.
2018 Innovation Pipeline
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.