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Food Safety Testing Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Food Safety Testing Market Research Report: Information by Contaminant (Pathogens, Pesticides, Toxins, and GMOs), Technology (Traditional and Rapid), Food Type (Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Products, Dairy Products, Cereal & Grains, Processed Foods, and Fruits & Vegetables), and Region (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa) —Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/0212-CR | September 2022 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

Food Safety Testing Market

Food Safety Testing Market size expected USD 27,334.4 Million in 2030 and is estimated to grow at over 7.1% CAGR between 2022 and 2030.

Segmentation

By Contaminant Pathogens Pesticides Toxins GMOs others
By Technology Traditional Rapid
By Food Type Meat Poultry & Seafood Products Dairy Products Cereals & Grains Processed Food Fruits & Vegetables others
By Region North America Europe Asia-Pacific Rest of the World

Key Players

  • 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)
  • ADPEN Laboratories Inc. (US).

Drivers

  • Increasing outbreak of food- borne illnesses worldwide
  • Stringent food safety regulations
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Food Safety Testing Market Overview


The global Food Safety Testing Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.1% and reach a value of USD 27,334.4 million by 2030. Food safety testing refers to the identification and quantification of contaminants present in the food. Food safety testing is performed to ensure the quality of food and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness. 


Market Dynamics


The global food safety testing market is expected to register a notable growth rate during the forecast period. Increased outbreak of food-borne illnesses worldwide and 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.


Drivers:



  • INCREASED OUTBREAK OF FOOD-BORNE ILLNESSES WORLDWIDE


Incidences of food-borne illnesses have seen a rise globally in recent years. According to the World Health Organization, globally, approximately 1 in 10 people falls ill every year and 420,000 die as a result of eating contaminated food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an increase in commonly reported food-borne pathogens such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli. A report by the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) stated that, in 2020, food-borne illnesses accounted for 25,606 infections, 5,893 hospitalizations, and 120 deaths in the US. To safeguard against the contamination of food by pathogens and toxins, government agencies across the world have set stringent regulations for the food processing and food service industries. Food manufacturers have to test for contaminants at each stage of the supply chain and thus have adopted advanced technologies and equipment for food processing, packaging, and storage. The demand for food safety testing is increasing across the globe to reduce the outbreak of food-borne illnesses and limit the economic burden placed on the healthcare industry. Additionally, the threat of bioterrorism is boosting the demand for food safety testing services.


Restraint:



  • LIMITED SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES


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. The minimal testing of food products during processing, storage, and distribution increases the risk of contamination and adulteration. Other key determinants limiting food safety testing are limited institutional coordination, shortage of a skilled workforce, non-availability of advanced equipment, and lack of updated safety standards. A strong foundation for food safety testing requires necessary infrastructure along with increased interaction and cooperation among regulatory authorities.


Opportunities:



  • ADVANCES IN RAPID TECHNOLOGY


Rising incidences of food contamination have increased the adoption of advanced technologies for food safety testing. Technology providers are investing in R&D to overcome the constraints faced while using traditional food safety testing technologies. Market players are focusing on introducing advanced rapid technologies that ensure analysis of larger sample sizes, thereby reducing the time for food safety testing. Advances in existing technologies ensure the simultaneous detection of food contaminants of biological and chemical origin, limiting the number of tests to be conducted. The market for rapid food safety testing technology is expected to grow at an impressive rate owing to the increasing use of such technologies to test for the presence of GMOs and toxins and obtain results in short durations. Advances in rapid technology are also proving to be beneficial in reducing the number of product recalls, thus, strengthening the brand image of food manufacturers. Hence, a focus on the development of advanced rapid technologies offers lucrative growth opportunities to players in the market.


Segment Overview


By Contaminant


Based on contaminant, the Global Food Safety Testing Market has been bifurcated into pathogens, pesticides, toxins, GMOs, and others. The pathogens segment accounted for the largest market share of 63.72% in 2020 and the GMOs segment is expected to exhibit the highest CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period.


By Technology


Based on technology, the Global Food Safety Testing Market has been bifurcated into traditional and rapid. The rapid segment accounted for the larger market share of 55.39% in 2020 and is expected to register a higher CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period.


By Food Type


Based on Food Type, the Global Food Safety Testing Market has been bifurcated into meat, poultry, & seafood products, dairy products, cereal & grains, processed foods, fruits & vegetables, and others. The meat, poultry, & seafood products segment accounted for the largest market share of 30.78% in 2020, whereas the Fruits & Vegetable segment is expected to register a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period.


Global Food Safety Testing MarketShare, by Region, 2022 (%)
Food Safety Testing MarketShare, by Region, 2022 (%)
Sources: MRFR Analysis


Regional Analysis


By region, the global Food Safety Testing Market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East & Africa. North America accounted for the largest market share of 39.83% in 2020 and the market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period. Europe was the second-largest market in 2020 and the market is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.1%. However, the market in Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR of 8.0%.


North America


The North American food safety testing market is growing due to the high incidences of food-borne diseases caused by Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, among others. The regional market accounted for 39.83% of the global food safety testing market in 2020 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.4% during the review period. The US dominated the North American food safety testing market in 2020. According to the CDC, Salmonella is a major pathogen causing food-borne illnesses in the country. The pathogen can spread through contaminated eggs, food, and cut fruit. Similarly, E. coli cases are caused by the consumption of contaminated ground beef, vegetables, milk, and apple juice. 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. In Canada, stringent regulations regarding food safety are supporting the growth of the food safety testing market. The government emphasizes the inspection of imported food for quality and safety. The Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded its reach to monitor chemical residue in food and ensure food safety by setting permissible levels for chemical residue. In Mexico, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public health officials have been working together to increase the capacity and capabilities of laboratories used to test the safety of food. Their main purpose is to augment capacity, enhance communication networks, implement new food safety testing methods, and adopt systematic validation programs.


Europe


The European market accounted for 28.30% of the global food safety testing in 2020 and is projected to register a CAGR of 6.1% during the review period. Food safety is a key issue in the region with the rising concerns across Europe; as a result, various policies have been instituted to ensure the safety of the public. In Europe, food safety policies are monitored by control laboratories, national reference laboratories, and EU reference laboratories. Such authorities are focused on protecting consumer health by assuring the quality of food throughout the supply chain. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) undertakes the assessment and communication of risks associated with food contamination. In Italy, the largest exporter of chocolate and second-largest exporter of pasta in the world, concerns about the outbreak of food-borne illnesses due to pathogens in imported meat and poultry products have led to the implementation of stringent regulations. Similarly, in Russia, food trade must comply with safety rules and regulations to ensure the quality of the products.


Competitive Landscape


The market comprises tier-1, tier-2, and local players. The tier-1 and tier-2 players have a global reach and diverse product portfolios. Companies such as SGS SA (Switzerland), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), Bureau Veritas (US), Intertek Group plc (UK), and ALS Limited (Australia) dominate the global market due to brand reputation, service differentiation, financial stability, and wide presence.  


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).


Recent Developments


Few developments that occurred in recent times influencing the market growth of gardening tools are listed below:



  • In January 2020, Neogen Corporation the company announced the acquisition of Diessechem S.R.L. with an aim to serve the Italian food market.


Scope of the Report


Global Food Safety Testing Market, by Contaminant



  • Pathogens

  • Pesticides

  • Toxins

  • GMOs


Global Food Safety Testing Market, by Technology



  • Traditional

  • Rapid


Global Food Safety Testing Market, by Food Type



  • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Products

  • Dairy Products

  • Cereal & Grains

  • Processed Foods

  • Fruits & Vegetables


Global Food Safety Testing Market, by Region



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico



  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Spain

    • Italy

    • Belgium

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • Malaysia

    • Indonesia

    • Thailand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of South America



  • Middle East & Africa

    • GCC Countries

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa




Intended Audience



  • Food and Beverage Industry

  • Dairy Industry

  • Wholeseller, Distributors, Vendors

  • Conveinence Stores

  • Associations Bodies



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 27,334.4 Million
  CAGR   7.1%
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   by Contaminant, Technology, Food Type, and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   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).
  Key Market Opportunities   Rising incidences of food contamination
  Key Market Drivers   increased outbreak of food-borne illnesses worldwide


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Food testing market valuation would be USD 27,334.4 million.

Food testing market CAGR would be 7.1% 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.