What is Food testing ?
Food testing is a procedure of food product verification in order to check safety and decrease risk of contamination which causes food borne illness. Food testing involves validation of food product contents as indicated on the labels. Food safety testing has been important factor for maintaining quality of food in terms of ingredients, taste and appearance. Food safety testing techniques such as microbial contamination and analysis on chemical contents says all aspects of safe food production, processing and delivering the product to the consumer. Food safety testing helps the companies in regulating allergenic components and pathogenic bacteria in food products that provides safe and healthy products to the consumers.
What are the major applications for Food testing ?
The various end user segments assessed include dairy products, food grains, meat & poultry, fruits & vegetables, processed foods, beverages and others. Food grains include grains of wheat, rice & others. These crops are contaminated due to the presence of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. These chemicals are used by farmers for better yields of the crop but the pesticide gets mixed with the grains which may cause health risk to people. So, food grain test is analyzed by many food industries to test the presence of harmful pesticides residue from food grains.
Processed foods are mainly those products which are canned, dehydrated or chemically prepared. Food processing uses chemical and mechanical technologies which removes the nutrients present in the food. Processed food contains many ingredients which can lead to health risks. Due to these factors food testing has become an important factor in processed foods and also nutritional & chemical analysis testing is done to analyze different toxic chemicals in the processed foods. Sea foods contain a number of bacterial illnesses and it arises due to the contamination of harmful chemicals and pathogens like E.coli, Vibrio, Salmonella, and listeria. These pathogens are not easily detected as they are present in low concentrations. But many food industries have started food testing methods like biological testing, authenticity testing and others that detects the pathogens.
Market Research and Market Trends of Food testing
The Massachusetts institute of technology has developed a new technology that will offer cheaper & faster food testing technique. The new MIT test is based on a novel type of liquid droplet that can bind to bacterial proteins. This interaction, which can be identified by either the smart phone or naked eye, would provide a much faster and cheaper alternative to prevailing food safety tests. Present food safety testing often involves placing food samples in a culture dish to see whether harmful bacterial colonies form, but that process takes two to three days. Rapid techniques based on antibody-bacteria interactions or bacterial DNA amplification is costly and it needs some special instruments. So this technology could enable faster, inexpensive identification of contamination using a smart phone.
The latest biosensoristic and chemosensoristic devices used for detection of contaminants in both environmental and food matrices, are portable and allow for rapid diagnostics. The optical and electrochemical bio/chemosensoristic devices are used as promising tools in on-site and real time applications for monitoring of food matrices. This will have huge impact on the food testing market in the near future.
Multi-dimensional analytical separation methods combined with high resolution accurate mass spectrometers (HRMS) or hybrid ion mobility (HRMS) are the forthcoming trends for the food analysis labs, providing multi-target food contaminant analysis of hundreds of pesticides, natural toxins and persistent organic pollutants in one workflow. As food fraud is a major issue and this advanced equipment can do a great job when operated in the untargeted mode and provided with multivariate statistics in order to disclose any abnormal chemical compositions.
Clear Labs, a genomic data platform has pulled $13 million in series B funding to build a next generation sequencing based micro biome test. Since it is tough for food manufacturers to know the origin of an infected batch before it goes out to the public, clear labs has found a solution where it applies the similar technology used in human clinical trials, but for food products to find these infected batches. The funding comes from Google ventures, tencent, Khosla ventures, and felicis ventures.
Who are the Major Players in Food testing Market ?
The companies referred in the market research report include the Agilent Technologies Inc. (U.S), Thermo fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S), Shimadzu Corporation (Japan), PerkinElmer Inc. (U.S), and 10 others.
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1.1. Definitions and Scope
2. Food Safety Testing Market - Executive summary
2.1. Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2. Key Trends by type of Application
2.3. Key Trends segmented by Geography
3. Food Safety Testing Market
3.1. Comparative analysis
3.1.1. Product Benchmarking - Top 10 companies
3.1.2. Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.3. Market Value split by Top 10 companies
3.1.4. Patent Analysis - Top 10 companies
3.1.5. Pricing Analysis
4. Food Safety Testing Market Forces
4.4. Porters five force model
4.4.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
4.4.2. Bargaining powers of customers
4.4.3. Threat of new entrants
4.4.4. Rivalry among existing players
4.4.5. Threat of substitutes
5. Food Safety Testing Market - Strategic analysis
5.1. Value chain analysis
5.2. Opportunities analysis
5.3. Product life cycle
5.4. Suppliers and distributors Market Share
6. Food Safety Testing Market – By Testing Type (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
6.1. Market Size and Market Share Analysis
6.2. Application Revenue and Trend Research
6.3. Product Segment Analysis
6.3.2. Microbiology analysis
126.96.36.199.5. Other Pathogens
6.3.3. Pesticides & Fertilizers
6.3.4. Allergen Analysis
6.3.5. Lipids, Fats & Oil analysis
6.3.6. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
7. Food Safety Testing Market – By Testing Technology (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
7.1. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
7.2. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
7.4. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
7.6. Mass Spectrometry
8. Food Safety Testing – By End Use Industry(Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
8.1. Segment type Size and Market Share Analysis
8.2. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
8.3. Application Segment Analysis by Type
8.3.2. Dairy products
8.3.4. Processed foods
8.3.5. Meat & poultry
8.3.6. Fruits & vegetables
8.3.7. Sea foods
9. Food Safety Testing - By Geography (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.1. Food Safety Testing Market - North America Segment Research
9.2. North America Market Research (Million / $Billion)
9.2.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.2.2. Revenue and Trends
9.2.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.2.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.2.5. North America Product type and Application Market Size
188.8.131.52. Rest of North America
9.3. Food Safety Testing - South America Segment Research
9.4. South America Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.4.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.4.2. Revenue and Trends
9.4.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.4.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.4.5. South America Product type and Application Market Size
184.108.40.206. Costa Rica
220.127.116.11. Rest of South America
9.5. Food Safety Testing - Europe Segment Research
9.6. Europe Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.6.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.6.2. Revenue and Trends
9.6.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.6.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.6.5. Europe Segment Product type and Application Market Size
18.104.22.168. Rest of Europe
9.7. Food Safety Testing – APAC Segment Research
9.8. APAC Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.8.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.8.2. Revenue and Trends
9.8.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.8.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.8.5. APAC Segment – Product type and Application Market Size
22.214.171.124. South Korea
10. Food Safety Testing Market - Entropy
10.1. New product launches
10.2. M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
11. Food Safety Testing Market Company Analysis
11.1. Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
11.2. Agilent Technologies Inc
11.3. Thermo fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S)
11.4. Shimadzu Corporation (Japan)
11.5. PerkinElmer Inc. (U.S)
12. Food Safety Testing Market - Appendix
13. Food Safety Testing Market - Methodology
13.1. Research Methodology
13.1.1. Company Expert Interviews
13.1.2. Industry Databases
13.1.4. Company News
13.1.5. Company Annual Reports
13.1.6. Application Trends
13.1.7. New Products and Product database
13.1.8. Company Transcripts
13.1.9. R&D Trends
13.1.10. Key Opinion Leaders Interviews
13.1.11. Supply and Demand Trends