The Charm EPIC™ is a New Generation Microplate Luminescence System that Rapidly Predicts Spoilage in Shelf Stable, and Extended Shelf Life (ESL) Beverage Products

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EPIC sets new standards in sterility and shelf life testing on UHT, ESL, and aseptic products such as dairy (fluid whites, flavored milks, ice cream mix, shake mix, half & half, creamers, non dairy creamers, etc.), and soy milk. Fusing speed and sensitivity, the EPIC positively impacts the bottom line compared to conventional microbiological methods with faster product release from warehouse, reducing process line downtime, and providing more time for remediation.

The Charm EPIC™ is a new generation microplate luminescence system that rapidly predicts spoilage in shelf stable, and extended shelf life (ESL) beverage products. EPIC sets new standards in sterility and shelf life testing on UHT, ESL, and aseptic products such as dairy (fluid whites, flavored milks, ice cream mix, shake mix, half & half, creamers, non dairy creamers, etc.), and soy milk. Fusing speed and sensitivity, the EPIC positively impacts the bottom line compared to conventional microbiological methods with faster product release from warehouse, reducing process line downtime, and providing more time for remediation.

Spoilage organisms of concern detected by the EPIC include Yeast, Molds, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Listeria innocua, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus licheniformis and other post process recontaminating flora. Dedicated dynamic software, EPIC link™, informs the operator of test status, and captures test results for customized analysis by sample type, sample source, manufacturing identifiers, thresholds, code dates, and pass/ fail statistics. The EPIC system complements the Charm ATP (adenosine triphosphate) hygiene product line (PocketSwab® Plus, AllerGiene®, and WaterGiene™) which rapidly predicts the hygiene status of surfaces, and rinse waters in seconds.

Charm Sciences is a world leader in the provision of food safety diagnostics and food safety solutions with a proven track record of innovation and development over the last 30 years. Charm Sciences is renowned for it's award-winning product support and technical assistance, and is resolute in it's commitment to excellence in food safety.

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