Charm Sciences Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification – Compliance Affirms MA Manufacturer’s Commitment to Food Safety Quality Management
Today, Charm Sciences announced the company recently received ISO 9001:2015 certification, validating the Quality Management System (QMS) for the design and manufacture of their patented Peel Plate microbial test products. Used in safety and quality testing of foods, Peel Plates are made at Charm’s facility at 1 Riverside Drive in Andover, Massachusetts.
ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001:2015 is a globally recognized standard that defines QMS requirements and performance. The standard assists companies to align quality with their wider business strategy. The accreditation helps Charm to pursue further international validations required by the food safety industry, including AOAC-OMA (Association of Analytical Chemists – Official Methods of Analysis), and MicroVal. Additionally, ISO 9001:2015 certification helps Charm’s partners in the food industry, who use these tests, to meet their audit requirements.
According to Bob Salter, Charm Science’s Vice President of Regulatory and Industrial Affairs, “Charm commends and is proud of its employees for their two-year effort to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification provides formal recognition at an international level of our long-standing mission that emphasizes quality products and focuses on customer needs/service.”
Charm’s Peel Plate Platform includes quantitative microbial tests for Aerobic, Coliform, E. coli, Heterotrophic, Enterobacteriaceae bacteria and Yeast/Mold. While these tests already have third party performance validation, the QMS certification assists food manufacturer laboratories with compliance to audit criteria, such as those of SQF (Safe Quality Food Institute).
Charm Sciences is celebrating 40 years of innovation and success during 2018 as the leading global developer and supplier of food safety tests. The award of ISO 9001-2015 certification highlights why Charm is a trusted and committed global leader in the food safety industry.
About Charm Sciences
Established in 1978 in Greater Boston, Charm Sciences helps protect consumers, manufacturers, and global brands from a variety of issues through the development of food safety, water quality, and environmental diagnostics tests and equipment. Selling directly and through its network of distributors, Charm’s products serve the dairy, feed and grain, food and beverage, water, healthcare, environmental, and industrial markets in more than 100 countries around the globe. https://www.charm.com