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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 innovates and develops food safety and sanitation diagnostic solutions to predict and prevent chemical and microbiological challenges in farm-to-table food production and hospitality applications. We are committed to protecting our customers’ brands and helping them provide the highest quality products and services for our families.
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.
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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.
A Fumonisin test strip has been specifically designed for the Pet Food Sector!
Charm created a Fumonisin test strip to help the pet food industry simplify the extraction process and set the detectable level at a specific action level. Charm test strips are FGIS approved and have more commodities validated than anyone else in the market.
Charm/Zymo DNA/RNA Swab Tube Continues to Soar!
The Charm/Zymo swab will launch onboard SpaceX Crew making this our 7th flight into space. The Johnson Space Center (NASA) will use the sampling swabs for researching diet and gut health in space.
Charm Sciences Inc. Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Recertification
We are pleased to announce our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) three-year recertification for the design and manufacture of microbial detection products for food safety and quality testing.
Charm Sciences Collaborates with AAA to Verify Sanitation Standards in the Hospitality Industry
Charm’s ATP monitoring system will help to verify, quantify, and improve the cleanliness of hotel facilities.
Charm’s Peel Plate Enterobacteriaceae Test Received OMA Final Action
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.
Introducing the Charm Myco Case for Portable Mycotoxin Testing
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.
USDA-FGIS Approves Charm Sciences’ Renewal of Zearalenone Mycotoxin 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.
USDA-FGIS Awards 5 Year Contract for Vomitoxin Tests to Charm Sciences
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.
USDA-FGIS Approves Renewal and Awards 5-Year Contract for Aflatoxin Test
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.
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
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.