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Global Food Safety Testing Systems & Services Market: Focus on Technology (PCR, Immunoassay, Inductive Coupled Plasma, Chromatography), Target Tested (Pathogens, Residues, Allergens, Toxins, GMO) & Food Tested - Analysis & Forecast 2018-2022
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|Global Food Safety Testing Systems & Services Market: Focus on Technology (PCR, Immunoassay, Inductive Coupled Plasma, Chromatography), Target Tested (Pathogens, Residues, Allergens, Toxins, GMO) & Food Tested - Analysis & Forecast 2018-2022|
|Published: May 21, 2018||Content info: 313 Pages||
Food safety testing is the infection and contamination testing done in the food production chain to ensure that the food quality and safety are maintained. As the global food supply increases, the need to strengthen food safety testing systems across the globe is becoming more important. The demand for food safety testing is rising because of the changing food habits, mass catering, and globalization of the food supply. In order to capture this current demand of food safety testing solutions, companies across the globe are relentlessly striving to provide safety to the food that they manufacture or supply. The technologies that are being widely used for the testing system include polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based technique, immunoassay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), rapid culture detection, and biosensors, among others. New tests such as gluten sensitivities, intolerance, food fraud, rapid pathogen detection, pesticides, and antibiotics, among others, are also being introduced in the market.
Food safety testing technologies are witnessing an increase in the usage by the food manufacturers and the laboratories because of their fast detection feature which in turn lowers the chances of food recalls thus leading to long shelf life of the products. The globalization in the food industry is the major challenge for the food safety testing systems & services market. Different regional regulations and oversight between countries could result in supply chain uncertainties and affect the food safety testing industry. As food safety testing becomes more accurate, new technologies may detect contamination that older systems might have missed. But if the manufacturers continue employing these testing technologies and fix the safety issues they detect along the food supply chains, recall instances could decline over time. Further, the rising concerns over global food security and sustainability have led to extensive investments by the various governments across the globe. The key players in the global food safety testing market are expanding their product and service offerings by working upon different food testing patterns and technologies.
The report is a compilation of the different segments of the global food safety testing systems & services market, including market breakdown by the target tested, technology, food tested, and different geographical areas. Herein, the revenue generated from the different target tested such as pathogen, residue, allergens, GMO testing, pesticides, toxins, and others; technology, such as PCR, immunoassay, inductive coupled plasma, culture media, chromatography, and others; and food tested, such as meat & poultry, processed food, dairy products, fruits & vegetables, seafood, and others, are tracked to calculate the overall market size. While highlighting the key driving and restraining forces for this market, the report also provides a detailed summary of the market.
The report answers the following questions about the global food safety testing systems & services market:
The report further includes a thorough analysis of the impact of the five major forces to understand the overall attractiveness of the industry. The report also focuses on the key developments and investments made in the food safety testing market by the players.
Further, the report includes an exhaustive analysis of the regional split into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW). Each region details the individual push and pull forces in addition to the key players from that region. SGS SA, Eurofins Scientific, Intertek Group plc. Bureau Veritas SA, TUV SUD, ALS Limited, Mérieux NutriSciences, AsureQuality Ltd, Microbac Laboratories, Inc., Genetic ID NA, Inc., and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings are some of the prominent service providers in the food safety testing systems & services market. The market has the presence of a large number of small-sized to medium-sized laboratories offering various food testing services to the government and food manufacturing companies. Apart from this, the leading food testing systems manufacturers in the market are 3M, Thermo Fisher, Neogen Corporation, Qiagen, BioMerieux, Bio Rad Laboratories, Merck Millipore, and Agilent Technologies, among others.
The need for food safety dates to the days of the industrial revolution when the food industry was highly unregulated, and the food safety and product recall incidents were coming into the limelight. The rising concerns about the food-borne illness, due to contamination of food with pathogens and other detrimental elements, have led to continuous evolution of the food safety tests at different levels. As per the data of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (U.S.), each year approximately XX out of XX Americans fall ill, XX are hospitalized, and XX die from foodborne diseases. Also, global concerns and ongoing incidents regarding genetically modified foods, chemical residues, and other similar issues in foods, had a major impact on the food processing industry in various countries.
The food & beverage industry is continuously striving to strike a balance between providing both high quality products which are safe for consumer consumption and also have a long shelf life with low amount of preservatives. Striking this balance is not easy due to the high sugar levels in some of the food products which makes them prone to fungus like yeast and mold. Food-borne illness outbreaks have started appearing even in the products such as fruit juices, fresh produce, which were previously not considered prone to the attacks of harmful elements. Contamination of food occurs from several steps in the food supply chain. The following figure displays the possible routes of chemical contamination in the food chain.