Simple. Safe. Smart.

Smarter Technology for the New Era of Food Safety

The New Era of
Food Safety

The FDA announced a new era of food safety with tech-enabled traceability and smarter tools for prevention and response. See how our client Yakima Fruit & Cold Storage embraced new technologies to modernize and elevate their food safety program with the CERTUS System.

The CERTUS System

For In-House Food Pathogen Detection

One Instrument

The CERTUS System includes everything you need to perform fast, accurate, environmental monitoring in-house.

No need for bags, stomacher, centrifuge, incubator, pipettes or bio-safe labs.

3 Step Workflow

Testing for pathogens is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the CERTUS System. Simply collect your sample, insert into the Detection Unit, and the System does the rest!

Anyone Can Perform

Now anyone in your plant can perform environmental pathogen testing.

No specialized training is needed to use the CERTUS System. Simply collect your sample and insert into the Detection Unit following step-by-step directions on your Control Pad.

Fully Bio-Contained

The Bio-Lock Sampling Swab secures the environment from accidental contamination and enables you to move testing onsite for significantly faster results and reduced costs with no need for a laboratory or complicated technical training.

The Bio-Lock Sampling Swabs are designed so that, once securely closed, forms a permanent seal that can’t reopen.

Enhanced Quality Control

Need to run additional samples and boost your quality control program? It’s easy with the CERTUS System. Sample collection and preparation takes only minutes, and with real-time detection, results are available in as little as eight hours.

Accuracy You Can Trust

Robust performance and accuracy make the CERTUS System one of the safest pathogen detection systems around. In test performance accuracy, the CERTUS System rivals systems currently on the market that are much more complex, have longer prep times and require expensive laboratories and technicians.

Real-Time Detection

The CERTUS System utilizes SERS nanoparticle technology for real-time detection.

With 8 hour swab-to-result, the CERTUS System provides testing results within one shift – empowering food processors with the timely information they need to keep their products moving and protect their brand from a recall.

Facility Management Software

Take control, take action and stay ahead. The CERTUS System comes equipped with complimentary facility management software. FSMA compliance has never been easier!

• Scheduling

• Mapping

• Results

• Alerts / Notifications

• Remediation

• Reports

Cost Savings

Reduce labor and hard costs with the CERTUS System. No specialized training is needed to perform the simple 3-step workflow which takes only minutes from sample to test.

Bringing pathogen testing in-house dramatically reduces shipping costs and specialty postage fees.



Sample Collection & Preparation


Shipping the Samples


Time to Positive Result


Total Time Swab to Test Result


We Deliver Solutions

Revolutionary technologies and strategic partnerships make CERTUS an innovative leader in food safety. CERTUS makes the world a safer place to eat.

The Detection Unit provides real-time detection for timely results and a proactive approach to environmental monitoring.
LED indicator lights on the Detection Unit are color-coded to provide immediate notification of testing status.
CERTUS’s consumable Detection Kits are pathogen-specific and contain everything you need for safe, in-house environmental monitoring.
The CERTUS System includes a 9.7″ iPad equipped with facility management software for scheduling, mapping, notifications, remediation, reports and step-by-step instructions.
Premeasured selective growth media simplifies the sampling process and enables anyone to perform environmental monitoring with minimal training.
Once securely closed, Bio-Lock™ Sampling Swabs form a permanent seal that can’t reopen – making in-house food pathogen testing safe for your facility.

Built for rapid, precise results, CERTUS’s new pathogen detection system provides a simple solution for in-house environmental monitoring in food processing plants.

With CERTUS, you’re in control.

Schedule a Live Demo

Interested in learning more about the CERTUS System and how it can work for you? Schedule a live demo and let us show you how simple, safe and smart food safety can be.


What’s New at CERTUS?

Press Release 4.8.19

| Press | No Comments
CERTUS™ Releases Empower™ Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Software Providing Strengthened and Streamlined In-House Control Certification Digital platform provides intuitive, cost-effective solution for producers combining scheduling and workflow tracking with early pathogen…

Press Release 10.23.18

| Press | No Comments
CERTUS System for Rapid Pathogen Detection Receives AOAC Performance Tested℠ Certification Validation of Same-Shift “Swab-to-Result” Technology Continues Market Momentum, Providing Food Processors with a Superior Alternative to Third-Party Testing CHICAGO…

Press Release 6.28.18

| Press | No Comments
CERTUS Raises the Bar with Same-Shift “Swab-to-Result” in as little as 8 Hours The CERTUS System helps food producers save time and money with rapid, in-house pathogen environmental monitoring (SALT…

Are You Ready for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety?

| Blog, News | No Comments
Watch how our client, Yakima Fruit & Cold Storage, incorporated the CERTUS System to modernize and elevate their environmental monitoring program.   Smarter Food Safety   On April 30, 2019,…

Food Safety News 5-27-19

| News | No Comments
Which EMP testing solution is best for facilities’ unique operations? By Laura Mushrush on May 27, 2019 Editor’s note: This is part of a series on food safety costs for businesses. The series is…

Food Safety News 5-20-19

| News | No Comments
How do I test thee? Let me count the ways By Laura Mushrush on May 20, 2019 Editor’s note: This is part of a series on food safety costs for businesses. The series is…

Food Safety News 5-13-19

| News | No Comments
Developing effective sanitation practices requires strategy and teamwork By Laura Mushrush on May 13, 2019 Editor’s note: This is part of a series on food safety costs for businesses. The series is sponsored by…