A process of food product
verification in order to ensure safety and reduce risk of contamination causing food borne illness is food safety testing. Food safety testing involves verification of food product contents as mentioned on the labels. Food safety testing has been essential factor for maintaining quality of food in terms of ingredients, taste and appearance. Food safety testing techniques such as analysis on chemical contents and microbial contamination address all aspects of safe food production, processing and delivering the product to the consumer. Food safety testing helps the companies in controlling allergenic ingredients and pathogenic bacteria in food products that provides healthy and safe products to the consumers.
The key drives responsible for driving the food safety testing market include rising global food trade, increasing microbial contamination instances, increasing cases of food mislabeling, changing government regulations. Increased retail chains and growing foodborne diseases have created awareness among the consumers thus propelling the growth of food safety testing market globally.
The global food safety testing market
is classified on the basis of various parameters such as testing type, pathogen type, test technique, food type and geographic analysis. The market is classified on the basis of testing type into microbiology analysis, lipids fats and oil analysis, allergen analysis, minerals and inorganic analysis, pesticides & fertilizers, and others. On the basis of pathogen type the market is segmented into norovirus, salmonella, clostridium, campylobacter, staphylococcus aureus and others. The report also presents food safety testing market considering various food testing techniques such as chromatography, polmerase chain reaction, immunoassay, mass spectrometry and others. On the basis of food type the food safety testing market is classified into meat & poultry, dairy products, fruits & vegetables, processed foods, beverages, food grains, seafood and others.
The global food safety testing market is analyzed considering regions of Americas, Europe, APAC and RoW. Americas has been the dominant market followed by APAC region in 2015 in terms of revenue. The increased consumption of processed food is resulting into the growth of food safety testing market in Americas. Increased investments for food safety by the government coupled with implementation of new food safety standards in the regions of China and India are driving the growth for food safety testing market in APAC region.The key players in food safety testing market include:
- Agilent Technologies Inc. (U.S),
- Thermo fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S),
- Shimadzu Corporation (Japan),
- PerkinElmer Inc. (U.S)
- Bruker Corporation (U.S).
The estimates and forecasts have been derived based on various inputs from primary and secondary sources. Secondary sources such as articles, whitepapers, journals and other has helped to deliver an extensive analysis in this report. Insights related to various regulatory frameworks, food testing technologies and consumer studies have been collected from the publications of the U.S. Food and drug administration, NSF International and other country food agencies. To enhance the accuracy of the estimates, the data has been validated by conducting interviews with industry experts.