The combined rapid growth and profitability of plant-based dairy alternatives have gained the attention of those in the food industry. As a result, dairy manufacturers are incorporating plant-based alternatives into their production and product offerings.
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.
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.
Ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages have been validated on the Charm EPIC Microbial ATP System for use as a rapid microbial release test. Extensive testing was performed with over ten different microbial strains, all of which the EPIC successfully detected in a wide array of RTD coffee products, including black coffees, coffees with dairy creamer, and coffees with plant-based creamer.
Charm Peel Plate CC Microbial Test for Cultured Dairy was validated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), accepted by The National Conference of Interstate Milk Shippers (NCIMS). The FDA 2400 forms and memoranda lists the Peel Plate CC test for cultured dairy as an approved method for regulatory testing in milk laboratories.
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.
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.
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.
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