Sample6 today announced a milestone 2014 as the food industry embraces the shift to proactive testing to make food safer. Sample6’s advanced bioillumination technology and analytics platform reduces testing time to a single shift and simplifies the analysis process–catching potential product issues before they leave the plant and enter the consumer food chain.

With more than 50 sites across more than 40 companies (e.g., ConAgra, OSI Group) completing successful pilots during the initial beta process, Sample6 closed out the year with nine top food companies in active production. Early success stories include: Dietz & Watson, New England Charcuterie, RLS Logistics, as well as a Fortune 100 ice cream company.

“I love the Sample6 technology and believe that time to results is absolutely critical for effective food safety initiatives. It also needs to be easy. Sample6 delivers both,” says New England Charcuterie owner and executive chef Josh Smith. “I want my team to focus on creating the world’s best charcuterie. Sample6 lets us do just that while ensuring our top quality products are also as safe as possible.”

The company launched its first products in 2014: Sample6 DETECT and Sample6 CONTROL for Listeria. After earning AOAC-RI Certification for its Listeria environmental diagnostic, the company shifted research and development efforts to expand the food safety revolution to Salmonella and food matrix testing. Sample6 also moved to a much larger office in Cambridge, MA in 2014 and plans to roll out more food testing advances while increasing employee headcount throughout the year.