Charm Sciences provides the feed and grain industry with accurate, easy-to-perform, rapid tests for mycotoxins (e.g., aflatoxin, DON, fumonisin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2 toxins, and zearalenone) antibiotics and pesticides.
Whether because of or regardless of government regulations, it has become necessary for food processors to develop their own comprehensive preventive testing programs for antibiotics, mycotoxins, allergens, pathogens and pesticides.
With Charm as a partner, farmers are able to meet regulatory requirements and provide the greatest quantity of safe, quality milk, food, feed and grain to market, utilizing economical, rapid testing options.
Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) for the Healthcare industry reduce and/or eliminate potential sources of contamination and cross-contact from areas where product quality and human/animal health may be at risk.
When a sick animal receives antibiotics, it cannot be used in food production until antibiotics are no longer present in its system. The time an animal cannot produce sellable milk varies depending on the drug and the animal's metabolism.
Water municipalities need to verify their production, disinfection, and distribution systems are delivering microbiologically safe, potable water. Food producers need to be sure the water they add, wash, and process with is safe.
Of the over 200 mycotoxins produced by molds, some have toxic effects that can cause health issues in both humans and livestock. Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen and is carefully regulated by most governments.
Pesticides usage in agriculture can inadvertently contaminate ground and drinking water. Our test kits detects organophosphate and n-methylcarbamate insecticides and their active metabolites in water.
The absence of alkaline phosphatase in milk indicates that it has been fully pasteurized. Food safety organizations recommend complete pasteurization to ensure that disease-causing bacteria are killed.
Customers across all industries need to check for cleanliness on the microscopic level in a quick, cost-effective, and objective manner. These tests are performed in seconds and enable immediate remediation if needed.
The novaLUM hand-held luminometer is for ATP verification and pesicide detection. The Charm EPIC system is a microplate luminometer specifically designed for rapid microbial assessment of UHT, ESL and aseptically processed beverage and liquid products.
The Charm all-in-one systems incubate, analyze and display quantitative results. The Charm EZ system is used for a broad spectrum of antibiotic tests, the Charm EZ-M is used for mycotoxin texts, and the Charm EZ Lite system is a portable, light-weight alternative for the dairy industry.
The Charm Dry Well 4 Place Incubator runs the Charm CowSide II test, while the Charm Digital Dry Block Incubator runs multiple KIS, PasLite or CideLite tests. The hand-held, portable Charm Field Incubator runs all ROSA strip tests. The Charm II Inctronic II is a dual electronic incubator for up to 24 tests at once.