Free Environmental Monitoring Kit Trial!

Using the Charm Peel Plate Microbial tests and PUR-Blue Swabs, you can easily swab and plate environmental monitoring samples.

Charm Sciences to Assist FEMA in the Fight Against COVID-19

Charm Sciences was selected by the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency to manufacture viral transport media for COVID-19 testing.

Food Safety in Review

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), foodborne illnesses cause an estimated 600 million people to fall ill each year, which is almost one in every ten people worldwide. They estimate that 420,000 people die each year, with 40% of those being young children under the age of 5.

The Criticality of Environmental Sampling

Effective and thorough environmental sampling is a critical weapon in mitigating the effects of food contamination as it encompasses the raw ingredients, the process itself, and the processing environment.

Sanitation Verification Using Environmental Monitoring with a Corrective Vector Sampling Strategy

Sanitation practices, with an aggressive vector remediation strategy, provide high assurances for quality food production with a low risk for microbial hazards, the leading cause of foodborne illnesses.

The Striking Ascent of Ready-to-Drink Coffee Beverages

Most dairy manufacturers now incorporate long-shelf-life UHT/ESL packaged RTD coffee beverages into their product lines. The choice of enticing flavors is rapidly expanding along with the increasing use of plant-based creamers.

Understanding Mycotoxins and Predicting Risk in a Changing Climate

Changing conditions can increase the risk of mycotoxins in food and feed, which has both health and economic implications.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Charm Sciences to Assist FEMA in the Fight Against COVID-19

Charm Sciences was selected by the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency to manufacture viral transport media for COVID-19 testing.

Charm Sciences Introduces Test for Ractopamine in Swine

The new Charm Ractopamine Test for Porcine Oral Fluid uses ROSA technology to detect ractopamine in swine.

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.

Ready-to-Drink Coffee Beverages Validated on Charm EPIC Microbial ATP System

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 Reviewed by FDA and NCIMS

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. 

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.

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.

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.