The food allergen testing market, in terms of value, is projected to reach USD 1172.4 million by 2027, at a CAGR of 8.1 % from USD 677.9 million in 2020. Food Allergen Testing Market size may be driven by strong compliance from customers in different nutrition industries, increasing allergic reactions among consumers, and implementation of feed safety regulations.
Food allergy develops in the immune system and affects digestive tract, skin, and respiratory system. The most common allergies include peanuts, cow’s milk, shellfish, eggs, and tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds, or cashews.Processed meals contain flavors, colourings, and preservatives which may contribute to various allergies. Global processed meal market may exceed USD 4.5 trillion by 2025 and is expected to be the dominating market in the food allergen testing market size. It consists of packaged products, snacks; ready-to-cook and convenience feed products. Huge number of processed feed allergy cases and complaints from the consumers has enhanced the industry growth.
Confectionery & bakery products are witnessing highest gains in the meal sector. Increasing confectionery products demand has led to rise in quality check procedure, thereby stimulating food allergen testing market size. Global confectionery market includes raw pastes, chocolates, various sugar-based products and fruit gum. Rising dark chocolates demand by the consumers have impacted the industry growth. Companies are offering wide range of testing methods which provides detailed analysis for pathogens, mycotoxins, and hygiene monitoring.
Increase in application outlook in bakery industry should drive food allergen testing market size over the forecast timeframe. Global bakery market may surpass USD 490 billion by 2024, and is slated to gain at over 6%. Growing functional ingredients and organic bakery products demand will fuel product demand. Special nutritional products like gluten-free products have led to rise in functional ingredients demand, thus targeting the health-conscious consumers. It provides wide range of ingredients from wheat, flour and yeast through chocolate, sugar, icing, cream, and nuts. These ingredients need proper sanitation and hygiene through verification including ATP, mycotoxins, and microbiological.
World Allergen Organization (WAO) claims that over 250 million people are affected by food allergies per year. It causes hypersensitivity of the body’s immune system. In the U.S., approximately 2,000 people are affected and over 200 death occur every year due to allergies. Huge number of consumers is suffering from various diseases, which significantly create opportunities for food allergen testing market size.
The global food allergens and intolerance testing market is fragmented because a large number of small companies are in operation here. Among the key players profiled in the report are General Mills, Alpro UK Ltd, Pamelas Goods, Amys Kitchen, Nutrition Point Ltd, Dr Schar, Enjoy Life Natural Brands LLC, Livwell Ltd, Gluten Totally Free Foods Ltd, Semper AB, and Glutino Food Group.
The food allergen testing market is estimated to be dominated by the European region in 2019. European countries have recorded many issues related to food allergens; as a result, stringent policies that have been established to achieve complete food safety. Though concerns regarding food allergens have been increasing, consumers are uninformed about such outbreaks. Public awareness has been gradually increasing in countries such as Germany, the U.K., France, and Italy. Peanut accounted for a majority of the allergies in the European region.
Report : Food Allergen Testing Market - By Source (Peanut & soy, Wheat, Milk, Egg, Treenuts and Others) By Technology (Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Immunoassay-based /ELISA, Others) By Food Tested (Bakery & confectionery, Processed foods, Dairy products & alternatives, Seafood and meat products, others) By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, RoW) - Industry Analysis, Opportunity and Forecast 2020 To 2027