Food Safety Testing Market by Target Tested (Pathogens, Pesticides, Allergens, and GMOs), Technology (Agar Culturing, PCR-based Assay and Immunoassay-based), Food Tested (Meat, Poultry, & Seafood; Dairy Products; Processed Food, and Fruits & Vegetables)-Analysis & Forecast 2019-2030
Report ID : 148 | Published Date : Jan 2020 | Pages : 170 | Region : Global | Report Code : FB-10
Food Safety Testing Market Overview and Introduction
Food safety testing is one of the most vital and mandatory constituents of the food industry. Such tests include the inspection of food products for disease-causing organisms, chemicals, and other hazardous substances. At times, customers get misled due to food products being intentionally adulterated with an intention to maximize profits. Therefore, strict regulations have been implemented at every stage of production to check food safety, trace elements, and analyze the microbiological contents of food.
The global food safety testing market is driven by several factors such as rising incidences of foodborne illnesses worldwide, stringent food safety regulations, growing consumer awareness regarding food safety and the availability of advanced technologies, among others. Moreover, the rising demand for packaged & processed food across developed & developing economies and increasing cases of food debasement, such as the presence of harmful chemicals & adulterants will play a pivotal role in market growth. However, the absence of effective food control standards in developing economies is likely to restrain market growth to a certain extent.
The global food safety testing market can be segmented into by target tested, by technology, by food tested, and by regions.
Food Safety Testing Market By Target Tested
Based on target tested, the market is segmented into pathogens, pesticides, allergens, GMOs and others. The Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) segment is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the extensive growth in the production of GMO food products and rising awareness among consumers regarding the presence of harmful GMOs in food products.
Food Safety Testing Market By Technology
Based on technology, the market is segmented into agar culturing, PCR-based assay, immunoassay-based, and others. The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Assay is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Traditionally, the agar culturing technique was used for safety checks; however, presently, technologically advanced methods, such as PCR-Assay, have replaced such conventional testing methods. The wide-scale adoption of this technique can be attributed to its reliability, efficacy, and speedy quality check.
Food Safety Testing Market By Food Tested
Based on the food tested, the market is segmented into meat, poultry, & seafood, dairy products, processed food, fruits & vegetables, and others. The meat, poultry, & seafood segment dominated the market owing to the increasing consumption of meat & seafood products worldwide. Different synthetic ingredients are added to meat & seafood products while processing increase their shelf life and prevent microbial growth. Therefore, the demand for food safety testing to detect harmful chemicals, toxins, and pathogens in these products is expected to bolster this segment during the forecast period.
Food Safety Testing Market By Region
Based on region, the global food safety testing market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (ROW). North America dominated the food safety testing market followed by Europe. The growth in these regions can majorly be attributed to stringent regulations to implement complete food safety standards for the public. Due to rising instances of foodborne diseases/allergies in these regions, food safety testing is being made mandatory throughout production & processing, to ensure the safety of food.
Food Safety Testing Market Prominent Players
Some of the prominent players in the food safety testing market include SGS SA, Eurofins Scientific, Intertek Group plc, Bureau Veritas, ALS Limited, TÜV NORD GROUP, NEOGEN CORPORATION, Mérieux NutriSciences, AsureQuality, and FoodChain ID, among others.