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Food Safety Testing Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 100 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4602406
The food safety testing market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic has a major dig in the food industry, where a shift away from retail foodservice consumption to more at-home meal preparation has been observed. This has resulted in surpluses of food directed toward restaurants or other food services use and shortages on the retail side for use in grocery stores, including shortages in packaging materials. Moreover, the government authorities are ensuring the safe production of food products amid the surging virus threat. In response, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Drug Administration (FDA), and the European Commission had laid guidelines for food manufacturers to stand off the lack of official control encountered during lockdowns.

Multi-dimensional analytical separation methods, combined with High-Resolution Accurate Mass Spectrometers (HRMS), are expected to shape the future of food testing and analysis. Such techniques are aimed at achieving multi-target detection efficiencies by identifying a large number of food contaminants in one workflow.

Considering the possible contingencies of food manufacturers to offer virus-proof food products to consumers and gain a competitive edge over other market players, the demand for food safety testing is expected to be uplifted further in the following years.

Key Market Trends

Growing Consumer Interest in Food Safety and Quality

The rising number of foodborne diseases, adulteration cases, and toxicity have been a threat to food safety and increased the need for food safety testing. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) has reported that every year, one out of 10 people fall sick due to foodborne illness, and children under the age of five years are at high risk in the United States. With the rising disease incidences and awareness about foodborne diseases across the world, the current food safety testing market is shifting toward rapid culture-independent molecular or microbiological tests. The meat and poultry industries have been operating under hazard analysis critical control point, a preventive approach to food safety, addressing the potential biological, chemical, and physical contamination of food products. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is used in the meat and poultry industry to identify potential food safety hazards so that key actions can be taken to reduce these risks. The safety certifications and compliance are undertaken by food processing companies and foodservice organizations, which are helping in gaining the consumer's trust. Increased consumer interest in food safety and quality issues, and the capability to rapidly share these issues through social media, combined with expanding regulatory resourcefulness, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act, are enhancing the prominence of testing.

North America is the Largest Market

North America holds the major share of the global food safety testing market. The key factor driving the growth of the food safety testing market in North America is stringent regulations by the regulatory bodies. The market is also driven by the increased production in the food segment in North America. The large market in North America is also attributed to the outbreaks of foodborne diseases. Food safety testing is made mandatory during every stage of production and processing, which ensures safe food to the consumers as well as fuels the market. Microbial testing and GMO testing are the major types of testing done in North America.The growth of food safety testing is primarily driven by the roll-out and implementation of stringent food safety regulations, such as a zero-tolerance policy for Listeria contamination. Microbial testing dominates the United States market, followed by GMO testing. The USDA’s stringent regulatory norms have forced the food processors to comply with the regulations The North American food safety market has the presence of various players such as Eurofins Scientific, Intertek, NSF International, etc.

Competitive Landscape

The food safety testing market is a highly competitive one, with the presence of various global and local players. Major market players provide a wide range of analytical services for the testing of raw materials and finished products. Players also provide microbiological testing of food products residue and contaminant analysis, shelf-life testing, and other services. The global food safety testing market is dominated by players like Eurofins SGS Group, Bureau Veritas, Intertek, and TUV SUD. Companies are marking their presence in the region by proactive participation in several events such as those associated with food safety, general health, and health awareness. Food testing and analysis are an essential part of the food safety ecosystem to ensure that the food is safe to consume, making the market highly competitive.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 By Contaminant Type
5.1.1 Pathogen Testing
5.1.2 Pesticide and Residue Testing
5.1.3 Mycotoxin Testing
5.1.4 Other Contaminant Testing
5.2 By Technology
5.2.1 HPLC-based
5.2.2 LC-MS/MS-based
5.2.3 Immunoassay-based
5.2.4 Other Technologies
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 Animal Feed and Pet Food
5.3.2 Food Meat and Poultry Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Processed Food Crops Other Foods
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.4.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Russia Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific India China Japan Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.4.5 Middle East & Africa South Africa Saudi Arabia Rest of Middle East & Africa
6.1 Most Active Companies
6.2 Most Adopted Strategies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 NSF International
6.4.3 Bureau Veritas
6.4.4 Eurofins Scientific
6.4.5 Intertek Group PLC
6.4.6 Merieux Nutrisciences
6.4.7 TUV SUD
6.4.8 ALS Limited
6.4.9 Asurequality Limited
6.4.10 UL LLC

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • NSF International
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • Intertek Group PLC
  • Merieux Nutrisciences
  • ALS Limited
  • Asurequality Limited
  • UL LLC