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Food Safety Testing Market Size By Contaminant (Pathogens [Salmonella, Listeria, E. Coli, Campylobacter], Pesticides, GMOs, Toxins), By Technology (Traditional, Rapid [Convenience, PCR, Immunoassay]), By Food (Meat, Poultry, & Seafood, Dairy, Processed Food, Fruits & Vegetables) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, China, Japan, India, Australia, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa), Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI824
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Statistics

Food Safety Testing Market size was valued at over USD 19.5 billion in 2022 and is projected to witness significant growth at around 7% CAGR through the forecast period of 2023–2032 owing to the burgeoning food consumption worldwide.

Food Safety Testing Market

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With rapid urbanization, surging consumer income, and mounting purchasing power, the value of convenience and cleanliness has increased, resulting in an upsurge in the global consumption of processed foods. Moreover, changing demographics, along with a gradual shift in dietary habits, are expected to support the food safety testing industry's growth. Furthermore, rising concerns about product quality and recalls have compelled businesses to employ food safety testing methods. The increasing consumer awareness about food safety is forecast to significantly impact business expansion.

Lack of supportive infrastructure to restrain market growth

The absence of basic supporting infrastructure and upgraded testing methods for establishing testing labs in many developing nations, particularly in Ethiopia, Cuba, and Bangladesh, is a key impediment to the expansion of the food safety testing business. Many developing countries have food safety testing systems that are highly fragmented, with small producers dominating due to socioeconomic benefits. However, prominent government policies focused on regulating food quality standards are speculated to allow producers to overcome this restraint.

Growing incidences of foodborne diseases to fuel pathogens segment expansion

Global Food Safety Testing Market, By Contaminant

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Food safety testing market is segmented in terms of contaminants into pathogens, pesticides, GMOs, toxins, and others. Pathogens segment is anticipated to generate over USD 1 billion in revenue by 2032 owing to the increasing prevalence of foodborne diseases through multiple sources, such as wrong handling, undercooking, and unhygienic food storage conditions. The rising need for proper food preparation and handling procedures to reduce the possibility of contamination is set to promote segment growth over the forecast period.

Growing necessity for pathogen detection to boost rapid food testing technology demand

Global Food Safety Testing Market, By Technology

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Based on technology, industry is divided into traditional technology and rapid technology. Rapid technology segment is set to grow at over 7% CAGR through 2032. Rapid technologies, such as PCR, immunoassay, and convenience-based techniques, produce results in less than 48 hours, which lowers the likelihood of contamination in products scheduled for testing. The growing need for pathogen detection through rapid testing methodologies will allow interferences and corrective actions to be performed in advance.

Rising need for food safety to propel processed food segment share

Global Food Safety Testing Market, By Food

Food safety testing market share from the processed food segment is expected to be valued at more than USD 9.5 billion by 2032. Food safety is a critical concern for producers since contaminants can appear at any stage of production or supply. However, food contamination is more likely to occur when food supervisors and customers are unaware of the need to follow basic sanitary procedures while manufacturing, selling, and purchasing food, which is increasing the need for food safety testing solutions in the expanding processed food industry.

Booming trade sector to promote APAC market development

Global Food Safety Testing Market, By Region

Asia Pacific food safety testing market is expected to grow at over 7.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. Food product testing before import and export is a major concern worldwide in order to meet quality standards. The APAC region is estimated to expand substantially throughout the review period owing to the growth of trade across APAC countries, which has augmented the need for food safety and high shelf-life foods that can last over extended periods of time and long distances.

Strategic acquisitions to define the competitive landscape of the industry

Eurofins Central Analytical Laboratories, Inc, Intertek Group PLC, Adpen Laboratories, ALS Limited, Avomeen, AsureQuality Limited, Bureau Veritas SA, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Institut Für Produktqualität (IFP)GmbH, Genon Laboratories Ltd, Idexx Laboratories, Inc, Campden BRI, Food Hygiene & Health Laboratory, EMSL Analytical, Romer Labs, Inc., NSF International, Exova, and SGS AG, Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV) are some of the major corporations operating in the food safety testing industry.

Impact of COVID-19 on the food safety testing market trends

Although COVID-19 had adversely influenced the food & beverage business, the adoption of technical solutions to safeguard food safety proved to be an efficient crisis-relief method. The pandemic increased customer demands and concerns regarding food safety and shifted the burden onto food safety testing facilities, which has positively amplified market revenue. As the pandemic progressed, the challenges faced by food testing facilities increased. However, the introduction of alternative rapid technologies and solutions for food testing is foreseen to complement industry development in the future.

The food safety testing market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of volume in units and revenue in million tests from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Contaminant

  • Pathogens
  • Salmonella
    • Listeria
    • E. Coli
    • Campylobacter
    • Others
  • Pesticides
  • GMOs
  • Toxins
  • Others (Food allergens, chemical residue)

By Technology

  • Traditional
  • Rapid
    • Convenience
    • PCR
    • Immunoassay
    • Others

By Food

  • Meat, poultry, & seafood
  • Dairy
  • Processed
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Others (Raw food materials)

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global food safety testing industry was valued at more than USD 19.5 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a 7% CAGR over the projected timeline attributable to burgeoning food consumption worldwide.

Rapid technology segment is likely to develop at more than 7% CAGR through 2032 owing to the escalating need for rapid technologies to detect contamination in food items and to allow interferences and corrective actions to be conducted in advance.

Asia Pacific food safety testing market is projected to depict over 7.5% CAGR through 2032 owing to the growth of the trade sector across APAC countries, which is impelling the need for food safety.

The major manufacturers operating in the food safety testing industry are Eurofins Central Analytical Laboratories, Inc, Intertek Group PLC, Adpen Laboratories, ALS Limited, Avomeen, AsureQuality Limited, Bureau Veritas SA, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Institut Für Produktqualität (IFP)GmbH, NSF International, Exova, and SGS AG, Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV), and others.

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  • Companies covered: 24
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