The global food safety testing market size was valued at USD 17.6 billion in 2020, and is estimated to reach USD 30.4 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 8.1 % from 2020 to 2027.
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.
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 detect the pathogens.
Prominent Players in the Global Food Safety Testing Market include SGS SA (Switzerland), Microbac Laboratories, Inc. (US), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), Bureau Veritas (US), Intertek Group plc (UK), ALS Limited (Australia), AsureQuality Ltd. (New Zealand), Neogen Corporation (US), TÜV SÜD (Germany), and ADPEN Laboratories Inc. (US).
Report : Food Safety Testing Market - By Test (Allergen Testing, Chemical & Nutritional Testing, Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Testing, Microbiological Testing, Residues & Contamination Testing, Others) By Application (Meat, Poultry & Seafood Products, Dairy & Dairy Products, Processed Food, Beverages, Cereals & Grains) By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa) - Industry Analysis, Opportunity and Forecast 2020 To 2027