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Food Safety Testing - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 338415
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc


  • 3M Company
  • Biolog, Inc.
  • Charm Sciences, Inc.
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • Intertek Group PLC
  • Neogen Corporation
  • MORE
Food Safety During a Pandemic Becomes Even More Important

The importance of food safety testing cannot be undermined even during a pandemic. Food safety control systems have and will continue to conduct routine functions and activities even amidst the worsening pandemic in accordance with international recommendations. To ensure integrity of food chain, routine activities such as inspection of food business operations; certifying food imports coming into the country and exports leaving the country; sampling and analysis of food, must be carried out without disruptions. Continuous monitoring of food safety issues and providing food regulatory advice for the food industry is necessary to protect public health even when the world is caught in the storm of the pandemic. Against this backdrop, the global food safety testing market will stay on course to reach a projected US$25.7 billion by 2027 exhibiting a CAGR of 5.8% over the analysis period. Food safety testing is an important element in maintaining international food trade relationships. Additionally with new scientific evidence showing certain corona virus strains as being capable of surviving at low and freezing temperatures, testing of unprocessed chilled and frozen food products like raw meat becomes important. Scientists today believe that the family of corona viruses has the ability to withstand freezing temperatures and COVID-19 is likely no exception. Research studies on SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV have shown that corona viruses are stable in freezing temperatures and can survive for up to two years at -20 degrees Celsius. Two strains of COVID-19 viruses have already shown capable of surviving for up to 72 hours at the average temperature of 4 degrees Celsius. Food Hygiene and food safety practices therefore remain important in preventing COVID-19 transmission through food.

International Push to Improve Food Safety Gain Momentum

With food quality standards aggressively enhanced by countries in the mist the global contagion, food safety testing will become mandatory and will grow in demand as global food trade resumes. Countries most dependent on food imports such as Afghanistan, Yemen, Niger, Saudi Arabia, Russia, UK, USA, EU, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, will drive demand for food testing in times of COVID-19. In several countries food testing laboratories have therefore been declared as essential services as it is essential to facilitate trade and ensure smoother food chain operations across the country and international borders. In a desperate bid to give the economy a fighting chance to heal and recover, countries are now cautiously lifting lockdown regulations. Global trade in food is also expected to improve by the end of 2020. This will create demand for food testing services which are an integral part of export certification, import control services, food incident management and investigation of food complaints.

Rise in Food Insecurity Amid COVID-19 Creates a Real Risk for Food Fraud

Also, reducing food testing capacity of food laboratories will increase the risk of food fraud. Food safety authentication is therefore vital in food fraud prevention especially at a time when agriculture and food supply chains are under immense pressure. Lockdowns and movement restrictions of good and people have resulted in sizable losses in agricultural output. Food supply chains therefore stand disrupted with ingredients and other raw materials in short supply. This increases the risk of fraud in the food supply chain as desperate food processing companies rope in new suppliers to fill the gap. Suspension or cancellation of food inspections and food sampling will fraudsters a free reign. The coming months will therefore witness the focus on food safety and certification strengthen and testing and analysis in food laboratories take precedence.

Select Competitors (Total 68 Featured):
  • ALS Limited
  • Bureau Veritas S.A.
  • DTS Food Assurance
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • FoodChain ID Testing
  • ifp Institut für Produktqualität GmbH
  • Intertek Group PLC
  • Mérieux NutriSciences
  • Microbac Laboratories, Inc.
  • Neogen Corporation
  • Romer Labs, Inc.
  • SGS SA
  • 3M Company
  • Biolog, Inc.
  • Charm Sciences, Inc.
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  • 3M Company
  • Biolog, Inc.
  • Charm Sciences, Inc.
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • Intertek Group PLC
  • Neogen Corporation
  • MORE


  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Food Safety Testing Industry
  • Increasing Risk of Food Fraud a Major Concern for Food Companies
  • Rising Need for Universal Food Safety and Security Regulatory Reforms
  • US Implements Safety Norms for Food Safety Companies
  • FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety
  • Requirements on Food Labeling Eased Temporarily in the United States
  • Food Safety Emerges as a Major Concern for Public Health Systems
  • Increasing Focus on Safe and High-Quality Foods Propels Food Safety Testing Market
  • A Bird’s Eye View of Food Testing Market
  • Growing Need to Curb Foodborne Illnesses Drives Food Safety Testing Market
  • Developed Economies Lead the Food Safety Testing Market
  • Developing Economies to Spearhead Future Market Growth
  • Microbiological Testing Segment Leads, GMO Testing Poised to Post High Growth
  • Rising Threat of Pathogen Contamination Drives Growth in Pathogen Testing Market
  • Comparison of Foodborne Pathogen Testing Methods
  • E.coli Testing Market: Technology Advancements Drive Growth
  • GMO Testing: The Fastest Growing Testing Category
  • Pesticide Residue Testing Market Rides on the Growing Need to Limit Pesticide Remnants in the Food Supply Chain
  • Meat, Poultry & Seafood Products: The Largest End-Use Segment
  • Rapid Screening Gains Preference over Traditional Food Testing Procedures
  • Traditional Testing Technologies Continue to Rule the Roost
  • Leading Food Processors Exhibit Inclination Towards Rapid Microbiological Testing
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Key Brands in Food Testing Market
  • Recent Market Activity

  • Increase in Number and Complexity of Foodborne Outbreaks and Product Recalls: Food Safety Testing Market Positioned for Growth
  • Exhibit 1: Number of Food Allergen Recalls in the US: Breakdown by FDA-Regulated Foods and FSIS-Regulated Foods for 2019
  • Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations in the US (2019 & 2020)
  • Rising Food Needs of an Expanding Global Population Turns Focus onto Food Safety
  • Exhibit 2: World Population (in Thousands) by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2030, 2050, 2100
  • Exhibit 3: Global Middle Class Population (In Million) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025 and 2030
  • Exhibit 4: Global Middle Class Spending (US$ Trillion) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Globalization Injects Universal Demand for Food Diagnostics
  • Highly Regulated Food & Beverage Industry Presents Opportunities for Testing Market
  • Food Contract Laboratories to Outdo In-house Labs
  • Outsourcing of Food Safety Testing Gathers Steam
  • Food Microbiology Testing Market on a Growth Spree
  • Exhibit 5: Global Food Microbiology Testing Market Breakdown of Value Sales (IN %) by Pathogen and Routine Tests for 2019
  • Rapid and Automated Tests: Attractive Solution for Food Processors
  • Emerging Technologies Transform Food Safety Testing Market
  • NGS-based Food Safety Testing: A Technology with High-Growth Promise
  • Novel & Tested Technologies to Spur Growth
  • Blockchain Technology to Play Important Part in Meat Recall-Related Losses
  • Exhibit 6: Number of Meat Recalls by Issue in the US for 2018
  • Exhibit 7: Number of Meat Recalls in the US for the Years 2012-2018
  • Nanotechnology in Food Testing
  • Biosensors and Smartphones Set New Frontiers
  • Biotechnology and Bioinformatics: The Backbone of New Testing Technologies
  • Process Testing to Gain Prominence
  • Automation Picks Up Momentum
  • Smart Labels and Tags Gains Significance
  • Consumer Packaged Goods Companies: Technology Innovations Aid in Compliance with Food Safety Requirements
  • Adulteration of Meat Products on the Rise
  • Meat Irradiation: A Solution to Curb Contamination?
  • Poultry Industry Embraces Rapid Microbiological Testing Technologies
  • Mycotoxin: A High-Grade Food Contaminant
  • Food Safety Services Challenged by Emerging Raw Materials
  • Environmental Monitoring Gaining Prominence in Food Processing
  • Mandatory Labeling Requirements Bode Well for Food Safety Testing Market
  • An Insight into Food Safety Testing Market by Technology
  • Real-time PCR/qPCR Technologies Fundamental in Food Safety Testing
  • Growing Prominence of Immunoassays in Food Sciences and Quality Control
  • Growing Concerns over GMOs Demand Rapid Tests for GMOs Detection
  • PCR Technique Plays a Vital Role in GMOs Detection
  • ELISA and Lateral Flow Tests Adoption in Identification of GMOs to Zoom
  • Metabolomic Profiling in Food Safety Testing: An Opportunity to Tap
  • Multiplexing for Food Pathogen Testing
  • LC/MS Technologies Gains Space in Food Safety Testing
  • Promising Prospects for Molecular Diagnostics in Food Safety Testing
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Stringent Norms Necessitate Food Safety Testing
  • Need for Standardization of Pesticide Residue Testing
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Codex Alimentarius Commission Agreement for Pre-Market GMO Testing
  • Key Issues
  • Food Industry’s Growing Threat: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • Herbicide Resistant Genetically Engineered Plants Pose Problem
  • Food Safety Issues in Food Production
  • Global Companies Resist Standardization of Testing Procedures
  • Technical and Cost Related Hurdles Hamper the Microbiology Testing Market
  • Test Kits Remain Insufficient for Detecting All Allergens
  • Ban on Antibiotics Fuel Food Residue Testing
  • An Insight into Food Safety
  • An Overview of Select Pathogens
  • What is Food Safety Testing?

  • Food Safety Testing Market: An Overview
  • Tackling the Burden of Foodborne Illnesses
  • List of Select Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks in the US (2015-2020)
  • Exhibit 8: Foodborne Illnesses, Hospitalizations and Deaths in the US: Percentage Breakdown for Known Pathogens and Unspecified Agents
  • Exhibit 9: Leading Pathogens Causing Foodborne Illnesses in the US: Percentage Breakdown of Number of Illnesses by Known Pathogens
  • Exhibit 10: Leading Foodborne Pathogens Causing Hospitalizations in the US: Percentage Breakdown of Number of Hospitalizations by Known Pathogens
  • Exhibit 11: Leading Foodborne Pathogens Causing Deaths in the US: Percentage Breakdown of Number of Deaths by Known Pathogens
  • Exhibit 12: Number of Food Recalls in the US: Breakdown by Class I Recalls and Class II & III Recalls for 2014-2019
  • Exhibit 13: Food Recalls in the US: Number of Food Recalls by Known/Undeclared Pathogens for the Year 2019
  • Exhibit 14: Food Recalls in the US: Number of Food Recalls by Food for the Year 2019
  • Opportunities Stem from Growing Testing Volumes
  • Food Safety Monitoring Goes Wireless
  • Microbiology Food Safety Tests Multiply
  • Growing Concerns about Salmonella Contamination
  • Growing Use of Advanced Food Safety Technologies in the US
  • Increase in Environmental Testing at Food Plants
  • Impact of New Testing Procedures on Production and Marketing
  • The Dangers of Antibiotics: A Major Cause for Concern for Meat Industry
  • Growing Demand for Organic and Natural Foods Drives Demand for Food Testing
  • Processed Meat Industry Embrace New Food Safety Technologies
  • CDC Commences Genome Sequencing Program to Fight Foodborne Infections
  • Role of Federal Safety System in Ensuring Food Safety
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Market Overview
  • GM Crops in Canada: An Overview
  • CFIA: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Pesticide Residue Monitoring in Canada
  • Market Overview
  • Exhibit 15: Number of Food Poisoning Incidents in Japan for the Years 2010-2018
  • Regulatory Overview
  • Food Safety: A Pressing Issue for China’s Food Industry
  • Food Safety Violations and Need to Provide Safe Foods Sustain Growth in Food Safety Testing Market
  • China’s Food Safety Law Focuses on Reducing Food Safety Violations
  • Food Safety Monitoring System in China
  • Food Safety Testing Market in Europe: An Overview
  • EU Regulations for Improving Food Safety
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Regulations on GMO Crops
  • Status of Ban of GMO Crops in Select European Countries
  • Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 on Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Market Overview
  • Market Overview
  • List of Food Safety Laws in Select Countries
  • Labs Make Efforts to Keep Up with Evolving Needs of Food Industry
  • Market Overview
  • Food Safety Standards in Australia Under Review
  • Exhibit 16: Number of Food Recalls in Australia for 2010-2019
  • Food Testing Market in India: An Overview
  • Rapid Food Testing Kits to Strengthen Food Safety Testing Market in India
  • FSSAI Unveils ‘Food Safety on Wheels’ and InFoLNet for Strengthening Food Safety
  • FSSAI and Food Companies Team Up to Modernize Food Safety Testing Standards
  • Market Overview
  • IRAN
  • Total Companies Profiled: 68
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  • ALS Limited
  • Bureau Veritas S.A.
  • DTS Food Assurance
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • FoodChain ID Testing
  • ifp Institut für Produktqualität GmbH
  • Intertek Group PLC
  • Mérieux NutriSciences
  • Microbac Laboratories, Inc.
  • Neogen Corporation
  • Romer Labs, Inc.
  • SGS SA
  • 3M Company
  • Biolog, Inc.
  • Charm Sciences, Inc.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown