The CERTUS System

The CERTUS System includes everything you need for environmental monitoring in your food processing plant.

The Detection Unit provides real-time monitoring with simultaneous growth and detection. Grow, Read, Detect™
The Control Pad provides step-by-step directions, keeps records, and sends instant alerts to key stake-holders through text and email.
Detection Kits include Bio-Lock™ Sampling Swabs, Detection Tubes with pathogen-specific reagent dry-down particles, and pre-measured selective growth media.

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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.

Real Time Monitoring

The CERTUS System provides real-time monitoring through simultaneous enrichment and detection. Our Grow, Read, Detect™ technology provides fast, accurate results – alerting you of a problem hours (days!) sooner than before.

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.

Control the Data

The CERTUS System empowers you to be in control of pathogen testing, results and records. You can start a new test within minutes, access the most up-to-date testing information at all times and receive instant notification of a positive result.

Staff Efficiency

With the 3-Step Workflow, samples are quickly and easily collected and input into the Detection Unit for testing. Staff can then return to their other duties while the CERTUS System gets to work!

The CERTUS System automatically logs all testing for traceability compliance. All sample site, date, result and remediation records are permanently stored on the CERTUS System to provide instant reporting and FSMA compliant data sets.

FSMA Compliance

The CERTUS System makes it easy to maintain FSMA Compliance.


With the CERTUS System, key stakeholders receive instant notification of a positive test result. Alerts are sent through email and text so remediation can begin immediately.

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.

What's New

Press Release 4.8.19

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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…