Latest Innovation in Global Food Safety Testing Market

Food safety testing is performed to supervise the quality and prevent unwanted incidents of foodborne illnesses, toxicity, or poisoning. According to Food Legislation, Law No 18, 2012, “Food safety is a condition and effort that is required to prevent food from the possibility of biological, chemical, and other pollution that can interfere, harm, and endanger the human health as well as not conflicting with religion, belief, and culture of the society so that it is safe for consumption.” MarketsandMarkets projected the global food safety testing market to grow from USD 17.0 billion in 2018 to USD 24.6 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period.

Rapid technologies are estimated to dominate the market for food safety testing in 2018. There is an increase in demand from food manufacturers to test an adequate number of samples in less time, thereby accelerating the supply chain activities. Further, rapid methods have higher accuracy, sensitivity, and ability to test a broad range of contaminants compared to traditional technology and simultaneously producing reliable results.

The fruits & vegetables are projected to form the fastest-growing segment in terms of food tested during the forecast period. Factors such as rapid contamination of fruit & vegetables by different types of pathogens, pesticides, and GMOs. Sewage water, improper handling, instances of cross-contamination during storage, transportation & processing, and organic manure from human or animal sources are also major sources of contamination.

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In terms of geographic coverage, the food safety testing market has been segmented into four regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW. The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period, due to the growing number of safety tests in the region, along with factors such as increase in the number of food safety testing laboratories and rise in the stringency of food safety regulations, along with their proper enforcement at various levels. In the Asia Pacific region, the meat, poultry, and seafood segment accounted for the largest market share, followed by the dairy segment. The market growth in this region is largely driven by China, India, and Australia & New Zealand. Moreover, Japan has also shown tremendous growth in the development of food safety.

The Japanese food safety testing laboratories have been constantly registering patents for developing technologies to detect contaminants. The Southeast Asian food safety testing market is projected to witness growth over the next few years. Manufacturers in many Asia Pacific countries have accepted and implemented good manufacturing practices (GMP), ISO 9000, and HACCP. This, in turn, has driven the growth of the food safety testing market.

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