Food Allergen Testing Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, Italy, China, Australia, India, Japan, Indonesia, Argentina, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, South Africa), Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2024
Report ID: GMI1416
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 affect 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, colorings, and preservatives which may contribute to various allergies. Global processed meal market may exceed USD 4.5 trillion by 2024 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 is 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 size was valued at over USD 180 billion in 2015, and is poised to exceed USD 235 billion by 2024, with gains at over 4%. It 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 are suffering from various diseases, which significantly create opportunities for food allergen testing market size.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), LC-MC/MS, immunoassay-based, Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and chromatography are some of the technologies used for food allergen testing.
The immunoassay-based technology is frequently used in food allergen testing, which are analytical measurement systems that use antibodies as test elements. Immunoassay-based and ELISA technologies may drive the market owing to low cost and quick & accurate results.
North America, driven by the U.S. food allergen testing market size may witness gains owing to huge number of patients and international trade of feed materials. Over 40 million people are allergic to lactose in the U.S., leading to rise of gluten-free products in the U.S.
Within the Europe food allergen testing market, led by UK, France, Germany and Italy, may witness significant gains over the forecast timeframe. Increase in processed meal demand along with rise in health consciousness may contribute towards prominent adoption in the industry growth.
Asia Pacific, driven by Japan, India, and China food allergen testing market size, may witness gains owing to rise in baby products demand. Emerging markets in India, Indonesia, and China may stimulate regional growth in baby product applications.
Lack of consumer awareness about feed safety regulations and deficiency of diet control resources and infrastructure in some of the nations may challenge food allergen testing market size.
Food allergen policies have been supported by joined efforts from EU Reference Laboratories, National reference laboratories, Control Laboratories and European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAAACI). These agencies implement safety regulations and take care of consumer complaints and labelling compliance which majorly drive the European food allergen testing market.
Global food allergen testing market share is fragmented with some of the prominent companies include General Mills, Neogen, SGS S.A., Alpro UK, Intertek Group, Pamelas Goods, ALS Limited, Amys Kitchen. Other companies in the market are Eurofins Scientific, Nutrition Point, Enjoy Life Natural Brands, Glutino, Livwell, Semper AB and Dr Schar.
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