Updated: Jul 7, 2020
It’s time to test surfaces to verify that the virus that causes Covid-19 is not remaining on surfaces after an outbreak; and, that sanitation practices are indeed effectively removing the viral risk! ORDER YOUR FACILITY TEST KIT at https://www.brownsbiosecure.com
Charm Sciences Inc. produces a self-contained Viral Environmental Surface Swab for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 Virus in food plants, public buildings, schools, correctional facilities, health care and any indoor high touch points.
Different types of swab kits are available for this sanitation verification which are submitted to participating labs for final SARS-CoV-2 Virus analysis.
Viral Environmental Surface Swab with Canadian Lab testing
Viral Environmental Surface Swab with Viral Transport Media (VTM)
Gloves and safety glasses must be worn when sampling surfaces
Brown’s Biosecure Ltd. is a Charm partner for sales and service outside of the United States in Canada
An important part in the battle against the spread of Covid-19 is rigorous viral testing of facility surfaces for the presence of the virus.
THE ENHANCED FIRST THREE STEPS FOR FACILITY CLEANLINESS VERIFICATION
VERIFY WITH A VISIBILITY AND SMELLING CHECK IF SURFACES ARE CLEAN
Include checking visibility of built-up biofilms / residues can be seen
MAKE THE INVISIBLE, VISIBLE WITH ATP POCKETSWAB TEST OF SURFACES
ESCALATE TESTING USING A CHARM VIRAL SURFACE SWAB DESIGNATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETECTING SARS-CoV-2 VIRUS
A self-contained Viral Environmental Surface Swab for the purpose of detecting SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Can ship with five swabs minimum including ice pack, gloves and shipping materials. CLICK TO REQUEST QUOTATION
As COVID-19 outbreaks occur or are even suspected at facilities, office complexes, health & long term care, food processing locations, schools, prisons, retail locations, camps and lodgings -- Charm Sciences has detection covered with Viral Environmental Surface Swabs to verify sanitation was successfully performed to remove the SARS-CoV-2 Viral risk, thus ensuring confidence that the environment is safer for employees to return or remain at work.
ONCE A SURFACE HAS BEEN SWABBED TO INVESTIGATE FOR SARS-CoV-2, THE SELF-CONTAINED SWAB CONTAINER IS READY FOR LABELING TO DESCRIBE THE SURFACE THAT WAS SWABBED.
THE SWAB SAMPLES CAN BE RETURNED TO THE CANADIAN LAB USING THE PROVIDED RETURN SHIPPING MATERIALS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF SAMPLING.
CLICK THE DOCUMENT ICON TO VIEW THE BROCHURE
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ON THE BASICS FOR
The preventative control pyramid published by Charm Sciences illustrates how we can help prevent the spread of harmful pathogens.
The base of the preventative control pyramid has a focus on good cleaning and sanitizing outcomes to be inspected by performing visual and smell assessments of all critical zones and the use of ATP, Indicator Organism Testing, and Pathogen Testing.
SIX PRIMARY ZONES FOR FACILITY CLEANING
(Zone 1) Food Production/Processing Areas
(Zone 2) Staging Areas (ie. adjacent to where food production occurs)
(Zone 3) Unpacking and QC Labs
(Zone 4) Offices, Employee Areas and Maintenance
(Zone 5) Dock and Warehouse
(Zone 6) Facility Exterior and Grounds
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The author is Mike Brown who has 12 years experience working with cleaners, disinfectants, sanitizers and regulatory affairs for a major global manufacturer. Mike is also certified as an Advanced Food Safety Trainer (A079124) and can be reached at Mike@brownsbiosecure.com Contact Brown's Biosecure Ltd. for your viral detection and viral defence needs. Brown’s Biosecure Ltd. is in contact with Canadian authorities during this challenging time to utilize some of the sterile filling capabilities available at Charm Sciences. Charm is a leader in Canadian food safety verification.
In Canada, Charm Science has a long history of helping prevent microbial issues with a proactive strategic approach ranging from swabbing and data analytics to identifying sanitation deficiencies before microbial hazards are out of control at a facility. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) selected Charm Sciences to assist in the production of viral transport media (VTM) for swab sample shipments for distribution to central testing laboratories, drive through testing locations, and hospitals. There has been a critical shortage of sterile buffer-filled vials used for sampling and testing people for COVID-19.