Food Safety Testing Market Research Report -  Forecast till 2027

Food Safety Testing Market: Information by Contaminant (Pathogens {Salmonella, E.coli, Listeria, Campylobacter, others}, Pesticides, Toxins, GMOs and others), Technology (Traditional and  Rapid {PCR-Based Testing, Convenience-Based Testing, Immunoassay-Based Testing and others}), Food Type (Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Products, Dairy Products, Cereals & Grains, Processed Food, Fruits & Vegetables and others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/0212-CR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Food Safety Testing Market Overview

Food Safety Testing Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.1% and reach USD 27,334.4 Million by 2025. Food safety testing is the examination of food products for disease-causing organisms, chemicals, and other hazardous materials. The food safety testing market is expected to register a notable growth rate during the forecast period. An increased outbreak of food-borne illnesses worldwide and the implementation of stringent food safety regulations support the demand for food safety testing. However, limited supporting infrastructure in developing countries is restraining the growth of the market. The focus on the development of advanced rapid technologies offers lucrative growth opportunities to players in the market.

Market Dynamics

Food Safety Testing Market is expected to register significant growth during the forecast period. The increasing incidences of food-borne illnesses have led to the implementation of strict food safety regulations. In the US, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the safety of imported and exported food products. It is also responsible for the inspection of products at ports and borders, along with the regulation of food labeling. In the UK, the Food Safety Agency (FSA) addresses food-borne illnesses and monitors the stages of diseases caused by different pathogens. However, regulations differ by region. For instance, in the US, there is a zero-tolerance policy for the presence of L. monocytogenes in any ready-to-eat food products, whereas the European Union regulations generally permit a count of up to 100 cfu/g at the end of the shelf life of such products. Moreover, in the US, food manufacturers/processors subject to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards must comply with the regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and obtain the necessary certifications. However, limited support of infrastructure in developing countries is restricting the growth of the global market. The food processing industry in developing countries is highly fragmented and dominated by small-scale regional players. A lack of basic supporting infrastructure in countries such as Ethiopia, Cuba, and Bangladesh impedes the setting up of testing laboratories. Moreover, such countries do not have adequate frameworks for food safety testing due to various constraints such as limited awareness, economic instability, and a lack of government support. Such factors are expected to hinder the growth of the food safety testing market, especially in emerging economies.

Global Food Safety Testing Market Revenue, by Food Type, 2025 (Million USD) Food Safety Testing Market

Sources: MRFR Analysis


On the basis of food type, the global food safety testing market has been divided into dairy products, cereals & grains, meat, poultry, & seafood products, processed food, fruits & vegetables, and others. The meat, poultry, & seafood products segment is expected to dominate the global market and reach at USD 8,547.4 million by the end of 2025. The fruits & vegetables segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 7.5% during 2019-2025. Many outbreaks of food-borne illness particularly in Japan, the US, and Canada, have been attributed to pathogen contamination, especially Salmonella and E. coli 0157 in sprouted seeds and fruit juices. Good Agricultural Practices and Good Hygiene Practices are the basis for the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, the identification and monitoring of effective critical control points in the production of fruits and vegetables is a point of concern. The testing of fresh fruits and vegetables involves traditional and rapid technological methods. However, rapid technology is mostly used for GMO testing of fruit and vegetables.

Global Food Safety Testing Market Share, by Region, 2018 (%) Food Safety Testing Market

Sources: MRFR Analysis

Regional Analysis

North America is expected to constitute a dominant share of the food safety testing market during the forecast period. The region accounted for 39.83% share of the market in 2018. The US is among the major contributors to the growth of the North America market. The market in the region is projected to register a significant CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2025. Changing consumption patterns, widespread outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, advances in food safety science, and the identification of new risks have resulted in various initiatives being taken by government agencies such as the FSIS. Such agencies have helped in reducing the outbreak of food-borne diseases, thus, reducing the burden on the healthcare industry. Such factors are expected to drive the growth of the global food safety testing market in North America during the forecast period. Furthermore, the Europe market holds a prominent share of the global food safety testing market due to the growing concern of food safety.

Key Players

Prominent Players in the Global Food Safety Testing Market include SGS SA (Switzerland), Microbac Laboratories, Inc. (US), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), Bureau Veritas (US), Intertek Group plc (UK), ALS Limited (Australia), AsureQuality Ltd. (New Zealand), Neogen Corporation (US), TÜV SÜD (Germany), and ADPEN Laboratories Inc. (US).

Players operating in the global food safety testing market are focusing on strengthening their geographic footprints by expansion and launching innovative products.   

Market Segmentation

Global Market, by Contaminant

  • Pathogens

  • Salmonella

  • coli

  • Listeria

  • Campylobacter

  • Others

  • Pesticides

  • Toxins

  • GMOs

  • Others

Global Market, by Technology

  • Traditional

  • Rapid

  • PCR-Based Testing

  • Convenience-Based Testing

  • Immunoassay-Based Testing

  • Others

Global Market, by Food Type

  • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Products

  • Dairy Products

  • Cereals & Grains

  • Processed Food

  • Fruits & Vegetables

  • Others

Global Market, by Region

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Spain

    • Italy

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World (RoW)

    • Middle East

    • South America

    • Africa

Intended Audience

  • Food Safety Testing Manufacturers

  • Food & Beverage Manufacturers

  • Processed Food Manufacturers

  • Traders, Wholesalers, and Distributors

  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies

  • Investors and Trade Experts

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Food testing market valuation would be USD 26 billion.

Food testing market CAGR would be 7.5% during the forecast period.

The types discussed in the report are dairy products, meat, poultry, & seafood products, processed food, fruits & vegetables, cereals & grains, and others.

Europe would lead food testing market.

North America would display the highest CAGR in food testing market.