Analytical Laboratory Testing

The global demand for food variety has grown, placing tremendous pressure on food producers and suppliers across the entire supply chain around the world. Constantly changing regulations and mandates make food safety and consistency a challenge that can be difficult for you to meet without 100% accurate, science-based solutions.

In response to this need, Charm has developed several food safety solutions specific to food producers and suppliers, including our new testing services* and pipet and thermometer calibration performed in our ISO 17025 accredited** laboratories. You can trust Charm for your end-to-end, global food safety solutions.


*Contract terms for using Charm laboratory and Calibration Services
**Recommended for accreditation by PJL Laboratories

Microbiology Testing

PCR methods for pathogens:

    • Qualitative Listeria spp.
    • Listeria monocytogenes
    • Salmonella spp.
    • E.coli O157:H7 and STEC with conventional FDA-BAM confirmation and speciation of presumptive positive samples

Microbial indicator tests:

    • Aerobic Count
    • Enterobacteriaceae
    • E. coli/Coliform
    • Yeast/Mold
    • Staphylococcus aureus

Antibiotic Testing

    • NCIMS-approved screening methods for antibiotic residues
    • Antibiotic Identification with internally developed methods

Mycotoxin Testing

FGIS-approved quantitative screening methods for:

    • aflatoxin
    • DON (vomitoxin)
    • fumonisin
    • ochratoxin
    • T-2 and HT-2 toxins
    • zearalenone

Other benefits

    • Commodity screening test validation services
    • UPLC verification of screening test positive samples

Calibration Services

    • Pipet calibration with a certificate of compliance and uncertainty according to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
    • Thermometer calibration to specified temperatures with a correction factor to +/- 0.1°C

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