Sanitation Verification is the Proactive Foundation...

Sanitation programs with frequent verification in food plants are the foundation to microbiological or allergen hazard control.

Prerequisite to FSMA is Sanitation

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) focuses on prevention—and sanitation efforts are a key part of your success in complying with FSMA regulations.

Peptone Water: What Plant Managers Need to Know

For those in the meat processing industry, food safety and microbial control are consistently top-of-mind issues.

The Food Safety Modernization Act: Catching Outbreaks Before They Start

Learn what the Food Safety Modernization Act means for identifying, stopping, and preventing foodborne illnesses.

Charm: Where the Science of Food Safety is a Way of Life

Our science, methodologies, and food safety innovations are trusted around the world—and around the corner.

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.

Trusted

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.

Accurate

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.

Committed

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

DAIRY

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.

GRAINS

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.

The novaLUM II-X system makes sanitation verification, corrective action, and documentation easier than ever

The novaLUM II-X system builds upon Charm’s trusted ATP (adenosine triphosphate) detection technology with sophisticated new software, resulting in a powerful system that not only optimizes sanitation monitoring, but utilizes collected data to help users evaluate and improve their sanitation programs. As a result, companies are able to reduce microbial challenges, improve product quality, reduce customer complaints, and extend product shelf life. 

New Peel Plate Colony Counter II for 1 mL and 5 mL Peel Plate Tests

The ultimate in food sanitation and process verification, the Peel Plate Colony Counter II counts, stores, exports, and archives data for all Charm Peel Plate test types.

Charm Sciences Swabs Launch to the International Space Station

We’ve reached new heights: we’re in space! On September 25, when a multinational crew launched to the International Space Station, they carried with them sampling swabs developed by Charm Sciences for use in research that will be conducted on the space station.

USDA-FGIS Awards Certificate of Conformance to Charm Sciences for Five Minute Fumonisin Test

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) has awarded a Certificate of Conformance for the ROSA WET-S5 Fumonisin Quantitative Test (FUMQ-WETS5). The Certificate of Conformance certifies that the test has met all of USDA-FGIS’s design and performance standards and can be used for official inspection.

Charm Sciences Awarded USDA-FGIS Certificate of Conformance for Three Minute Aflatoxin Test

ROSA WET-S3 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (AFQ-WETS3) has been reapproved by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) for the detection of aflatoxin in corn. The test was awarded a Certificate of Conformance by FGIS, indicating that it meets all FGIS performance requirements, and may be used for official inspection. The AFQ-WETS3 test was first approved by FGIS in 2016.

Charm ROSA Beta-Lactam 30 Second Test Approved by the NCIMS and Certified by AOAC-RI for Screening Milk Tankers

Charm Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Charm ROSA®Beta-lactam 30 Second Test (BL30SEC) has been accepted by the 2019 National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments for screening milk tankers according to the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance Appendix N requirements

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.

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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.

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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

The First Test Approved for Simultaneous 
Detection of Three Antibiotic Families

Taking only 3 minutes, The Charm ROSA TRIO 2400 is the fastest 3-minute test approved for dairy milk antibiotic screening. Updated for Sulfonamide and Tetracycline drug family screening, ROSA was approved by the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) and distributed by the Food and Drug Administration to state public health laboratories May 25, 2018.

TRIO is the first test approval ever for simultaneous detection of three antibiotic families, beta-lactams, sulfonamides and tetracyclines. 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.

Are You Looking to Improve Your Product Quality or Shelf Life?

If so, have a confidential conversation with one of our food safety and industry specialist today to discover where your challenge might be—and how we can help you fix it.