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Food Safety Testing Market Size By Contaminant (Pathogens [Salmonella, Listeria, E. Coli, Campylobacter], Pesticides, GMOs, Toxins), By Technology (Traditional, Rapid), By Food (Meat, Poultry, & Seafood, Dairy, Processed Food, Fruits & Vegetables), 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI824
  • Published Date: Apr 2023
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Food Safety Testing Market Size

Food Safety Testing Market size crossed USD 19.5 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 7% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, owing to the burgeoning food consumption worldwide. The rising demand for safe food supplies in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, etc., to accomplish food & nutrition security. Increasing population suffering from foodborne illnesses, mainly due to food contamination from various sources will drive the market growth.

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 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. Shifting demographics and the global food trade are the key factors responsible for the prevention and control of contamination to ensure food safety.

Meat, poultry, & seafood testing dominates the global food safety testing market. Strong growth in meat products demand owing to rise in consumer spending on food & beverages along with increasing heath consciousness is fueling the market through meat, poultry, & seafood applications. The bacterial contamination takes place at all the stages of slaughtering. Defeathering or skinning is stage of maximum contamination due to handling of animals and improper hygiene conditions.

Global Food Safety Testing Market, By Contaminant

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The food safety testing market from pathogens segment will reach USD 1 billion by 2032, due 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.

Global Food Safety Testing Market, By Technology

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The rapid technology segment is set to observe around 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.

Global Food Safety Testing Market, By Food

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The food safety testing market share from the processed food segment is estimated to exceed 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.

Global Food Safety Testing Market, By Region

Asia Pacific food safety testing market will exhibit a CAGR of 7.5% 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. 

Food Safety Testing Market Share

Some of the leading companies involved in the food safety testing market include:

  • 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).

Manufacturers are striving to gain a competitive edge in the sector and increase their profit margins through various methods, including acquisitions, product launches, and partnerships.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic

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.

This 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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Market, By Contaminant

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

Market, By Technology

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

Market, By Food

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

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • 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.

Food Safety Testing Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 24
  • Tables & Figures: 278
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 330
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