CERTUS, innovators in food safety technologies, will hold its first official public debut of the CERTUS System at the 20th Annual Food Safety Summit, May 8-10, 2018, being held at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Summit attendees, especially food processors, are invited to visit the CERTUS booth (#735) for live demonstrations of the CERTUS System and meet with the company’s newly appointed director of sales, William Melnyczenko, who joined the Chicago-based company in April 2018.

Based on SERS nanoparticle technology, the CERTUS System is a fully-functional, entirely in-house system, enabling food producers to independently develop and manage pathogen environmental monitoring programs without the need for outsourced testing, complex training or expensive lab facilities. The CERTUS System is on track for market availability in July 2018.

CERTUS will demonstrate its simple three-step workflow (sample, test, result) which features the patent-pending Bio-LockTM Sampling Swab that prevents cross-contamination, and the Detection Unit, all managed by the intuitive “Control Pad” wireless user interface.  In 24 hours or less, food processors and labs of all sizes will have accurate results with integrated FSMA compliance enabling analytics all in one, all in-house with the CERTUS System.

“A simpler, safer and smarter alternative is finally here for small and medium-sized food producers,” says John Coomes, president of CERTUS. We are especially proud to bring Will Melnyczenko to the team and to our customers.  Will brings focused industry experience, market leadership, and a track record of doing what it takes to help customers protect food and major brands across the country.”

Melnyczenko, formerly a key account manager with Merieux NutriSciences, is commissioned to lead CERTUS’s U.S. and global sales efforts as the new Director of Sales. He joins CERTUS with nearly a decade of industry experience.