More food facilities are creating and upgrading their environmental monitoring programs (EMP) due to an increasing emphasis from government agencies on locating and controlling food hazards and contaminants.
One bacterium can multiply to more than 30,000 in five hours and more than 16 million in eight hours. If these bacteria then create a biofilm, standard sanitation chemicals may not remove it.
Selecting a quality luminometer and tests is the only way to understand if sanitation procedures are truly effective. Implementing the next level of ATP analysis will bring your product to the next level of hygiene, mitigate the inherent risks of food safety, and protect your family and children from preventable hazards.
The market for nutritional drinks worldwide forecasts an accelerated growth rate over the next seven years. One protein receiving a lot of attention currently is whey protein. It is a dairy industry by-product that is an excellent nutrition source with many bioactive elements. The predicted market increase in these products creates many opportunities to invest in research and development.
Animal feeds assume a prominent part in the worldwide food industry as they make the production of commodities of animal origin globally. Farms or industrial feed mills can create the feeds in mixtures. The safety of the feed is a given for food security and personal and animal health.
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. Over 75% of the global raw milk supply is tested with Charm products. 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’s ATP monitoring system will help to verify, quantify, and improve the cleanliness of hotel facilities.
Charm Peel Plate EB Microbial Test received AOAC Official Method of Analysis status in fall of 2020. The final action notice was published in November 2020.
Charm Sciences, Inc., is pleased to introduce the Charm Myco Case, which makes it easy to run any of Charm’s mycotoxin tests from any location, with little setup. The customizable Myco Case neatly holds everything needed to run Charm’s trusted Rapid One Step Assay (ROSA) mycotoxin tests: a Charm EZ®-M system, ROSA Quad Incubator, printer, Bluetooth Adapter, centrifuge, pipettes, graduated cylinder, and all disposable supplies needed to run the test.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) has renewed the usage of the ROSA WET-S5 Zearalenone Quantitative Test. USDA-FGIS operates and oversees official grain inspection services throughout the United States and will use the ZEARQ-WETS5 test for official zearalenone testing.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) awarded Charm a five-year contract to use the ROSA DONQ2 Quantitative Test to monitor vomitoxin (DON) in feed and grains. USDA-FGIS operates and oversees official grain inspection services throughout the United States and will use the DONQ2 test for official vomitoxin (DON) testing.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) has renewed the usage of the ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test. This lateral flow test was first approved in 2014, again in 2017, and is reapproved for the detection of aflatoxin in barley, brown rice, corn, DDG, DDGS, hominy, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat.
Charm Sciences was selected by the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency to manufacture viral transport media for COVID-19 testing.
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.
Approx. 48 million Americans get sick from contaminated food each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.
“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