Food safety testing is the inspection of food items for disease-inducing organisms, substances, chemicals, and other dangerous materials. The key factor contributing to the growth of the global food safety testing market is the increase in the incidents of chemical adulteration in food processing industries due to inappropriate usage of production methods for ready-to-eat meals.
Increasing need for processed and packaged food in developing and developed nations due to factors like altering lifestyle and increasing recognition of quick-service restaurants (QSR) is also projected to propel the demand for edible items’ safety testing, thus surge the market growth during the forecast period. The coronavirus outburst has also impacted the market growth. However, the global food safety testing market is anticipated to see a modest expansion as the governments has brought in relaxations on the food label standards producers have to conform to during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.
Global food safety testing market can be categorized based on technology, food categories, testing type, and region. The market, by testing type, is divided into pathogens testing, allergen testing, mycotoxins testing, GMO testing, heavy metals testing, nutritional labeling, organic contaminants testing, pesticides testing, and others. The market, by technology, is segregated into polymerase chain reaction, culture media, chromatography, flow cytometry, immunoassay, microarrays, biochip/biosensor, and others. The market, by food categories, is classified into egg & poultry products; meat & meat products; bakery products; fish & seafood; tea & coffee; cereals, grains & pulses; beverages; herbs & spices; tobacco; milk & dairy products; fruits & vegetables; nuts & dried fruits; honey; baby food; convenience foods; and others.
Regionally, the global food safety testing market is projected to be governed by North America during the forecast period owing to the altering patterns of consumption, developments within food safety science, widespread outbursts of food-borne illnesses, and the discovery of new threats that have driven numerous government initiatives. In addition, Europe is also anticipated to grab a noteworthy share within the food safety testing market on account of the rising worries regarding food safety. Likewise, Asia Pacific is expected to see the quickest expansion during coming period due to strong development in F&B industry backed by heightened emphasis on food safety.
Few of the prominent players active within the global food safety testing market include Eurofins Scientific, SGS SA, Bureau Veritas SA, Intertek Group Plc, TUV SUD, ALS limited, DNV GL, AsureQuality Ltd., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, and Bio-Rad Laboratories, among others.