DUBLIN – In its report “Global Food Safety Testing Market by Type (Natural, Synthetic, Nature-Identical), Application (Food & Beverage), Form (Liquid, Powder & Gel), Solubility (Colorants & Lacquers) and region (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe) – Forecast to 2026 “, Research and Marketing predicts the global food safety testing market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% to reach $ 28.6 billion dollars by 2026. as increasing recalls and border rejections due to growing international trade have significantly fueled the food safety testing market.
Other factors fueling the growth of the food safety testing market are the implementation of strict regulations related to the detection of contaminants, increasing consumer awareness and humid air conditions, which lead to increased contamination of food.
The increased time between food processing and consumption results in additional probabilities of contamination due to changes in weather and temperature, thus increasing the risk of foodborne illness. The growth in international trade is creating the need for global food safety mandates and regulations, which is an important factor driving the food safety testing market.
The pathogen sub-segment is estimated to have the largest market share of the tested segment by target for the food safety testing market, according to to Research and Markets.
In developing and underdeveloped countries, pathogens are the leading cause of illness and death, amounting to an estimated 1.8 million deaths per year. In developed countries, millions of cases of infectious gastrointestinal disease are reported each year due to foodborne pathogens, costing billions of dollars in medical care and lost productivity.
New foodborne pathogens and foodborne illnesses are likely to be motivated by factors such as pathogen evolution, changes in agricultural and food manufacturing practices, and changes in status of the human host. These factors are driving the growth of the market.
By technology, the rapid technology sub-segment is expected to represent the fastest market share in the food safety testing market, according to Research and Markets.
The introduction of rapid technologies has facilitated rapid results, greater sensitivity and reliability, which has enabled manufacturers of guaranteed claims to ensure the safety and quality of their products.
Advanced technologies, such as chromatography and spectrometry, are seeing low adoption in South America and Africa, but are seeing increasing adoption in countries in the Asia-Pacific region due to increasing investments from current market leaders.
The meat, poultry and seafood sub-segment of the food tested segment is estimated to hold the largest market share of the food safety testing market during the forecast period., according to Research and Markets.
The globalization of the food trade has increased the risk of food contamination, thereby increasing threats to food safety. Most food safety concerns are due to increased international trade, which makes it difficult to trace contamination.
Bacterial contamination takes place at all stages of slaughter. Plucking or skinning is a stage where maximum contamination occurs due to improper handling of animals and unsanitary conditions. Improper equipment cleaning procedures have been responsible for cross-contamination of the products. Thus, the demand for their tests is increasing.
The European region is estimated to represent the largest market share in the global food safety testing market, according to Research and Markets.
Pathogens have contaminated many food products in the region. However, as the importance of food safety increases, there has been a reduction in the number of foodborne outbreaks.
Gradually, public awareness has increased in countries such as Germany, UK, France and Italy. Due to busier lifestyles and the availability of convenient food options, the demand for processed foods, such as ready-to-eat meals, processed fruits and vegetables, and baked goods and confectionery, has increased. increased in European countries. These factors are contributing to the propulsive growth of the food safety testing market.