The U.S. Food Safety Testing Market Size was valued at $4.5 billion in 2020, and is estimated to reach $8.5 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6.7% from 2021 to 2030.
Falsification and economically motivated adulteration are some of the biggest fraudulent acts in the food industry. The intake of contaminated food, comprising of toxic chemicals and radioactive materials, results in food borne sickness, which might turn out to be fatal. Some of the major food fraud activities include recycling of animal by-products, sale of goods past their “use by” date, fake statements about ingredients, and unsafe food handling processes. However, many leading food safety organizations, such as Food Safety and Inspection Service detect and mitigate such deliberate actions, with growth in focus toward food safety.
Recent years have witnessed novel innovation in food testing market on order to reduce time and cost. For instance, a new product has been launched by SparkleEIM, which is an autonomous universal instrument as it can easily replace various expensive peripherals and instruments for isotopic tests. Moreover, SparkleEIM replaces the need of high pressure liquid chromatography, equilibration peripherals or nuclear magnetic resonance in order to detect and authenticate honey, wine, strong spirits, fruit concentrates, fruit juices, beverage, and waters.
Existing technologies for food testing involve various difficulties in providing valid test results. The food sample needs to go through various tests such as food chemical analysis, food allergen testing, food contaminant testing, food contact tests, nutritional analysis & testing, genetically modified organisms testing, microbiological tests, melamine contamination testing, spiral plating for bacterial count, and others to ensure the food product is safe.
In addition, many chemical tests are unable to detect and quantify unknown adulterations. Other screening methods available in the laboratories are reported to have shortcomings in detecting and quantifying unknown adulterants. Thus, many market players invest into R&D in order to develop more efficient and effective technologies. Therefore, complexities in testing techniques with inefficiency in detecting unknown adulteration restrain the U.S. Food Safety Testing Market Growth.
A new product has been launched by Alpha Diagnostic International, Inc. named as TruStrip rapid meat identification test kit for the testing of adulteration in ground meat products. The TruStrip test kit can be utilized in any environment and thus produces results within a fraction of minutes in comparison with other time consuming testing techniques such as(PCR) polymerase chain reaction based tests or ELISA tests, which require specialized testing facilities, training, and instrumentation. Furthermore, this test can be easily performed by anyone without having any special training or instrumentation, as it is a novel product that can be used by various customers ranging from ground meat producers, grocery stores, food testing laboratories, restaurants, and even regular consumers. Therefore, ease in testing is likely to boost the demand for U.S. food safety testing in the near future.
The report emphasizes on different segments. By type, the U.S. food safety testing market is classified into pathogen, genetically modified organism (GMO), chemical & toxin, and others. Depending on food tested, the market is categorized into meat & meat product, dairy & dairy products, cereal, grain, & pulse, processed food, and other ingredients. According to different technologies used for food safety testing, the market is segmented into agar culturing, PCR-based assay, immunoassay-based, and others.
The Pathogen segment dominates the U.S. Food Safety Testing and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period.
On the basis of type, pathogen segment had the major U.S. Food Safety Testing Market Share and is likely to remain dominant during the forecast period.
By Food Tested
The Processed Food segment dominates the U.S. Food Safety Testing and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period.
By food tested, processed food segment dominated the U.S. market and is likely to remain dominant during the forecast period.
The PCR-based Assay segment dominates the U.S. Food Safety Testing and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period.
By technology, chemical and toxin is likely to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period.
Some of the major players analyzed in this report are ALS Limited, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Bureau Veritas SA, Eurofins Scientific, Intertek Group Plc, Microbac Laboratories, Inc., PCAS Labs, SGS SA, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and TUV SUD AG.
COVID-19 impact analysis
- U.S. food safety testing industry was negatively impacted by the pandemic owing to the government restrictions and regulations to stay home which restricted the authorities to check the U.S. food safety testing more efficiently like before.
- the ability of some testing laboratories was conceded due to the pandemic, with the constraint to follow social distancing and the reduced availability of material and staff
- This increase in sales is expect do to continue in the post-Covid19 scenario due to the persistent consumer inclination towards health and wellbeing caused by the pandemic.
KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS
- The report provides a quantitative U.S. Food Safety Testing Analysis of the current U.S. Food Safety Testing Trends, estimations, and dynamics of the market size from 2020 to 2030 to identify the prevailing opportunities.
- Porter’s five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier–buyer network.
- In-depth analysis and the market size and segmentation assist to determine the prevailing U.S. food safety testing market opportunities.
- The major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the U.S. food safety testing market.
- The market player positioning analysis facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players in the U.S. food safety testing industry.
U.S. Food safety testing market by Type Report Highlights
By Food Tested
Food fraud has been a major concern for the food industry since decades; for instance, the adulteration of imported tea with iron filings in the nineteenth century. At present, meat adulteration, substitution of alternative species of fish, use of chemicals such as formalin in meat & fish products, and others are expected to be dominant in the market. As detection of food fraud is difficult, it is necessary to develop advanced analytical techniques, such as molecular biology, isotopic analysis, and a range of classic physical, chemical, and biological methods to test for food safety and detect the noncompliance in food products.
Economically motivated adulteration (EMA) has rapidly increased in the market, which is a major health threat for consumers. Meat and processed food product segments are anticipated to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period.
U.S. is expected to witness significant growth on account of increase in processed food production and surge in food safety concerns among consumers. Furthermore, supportive government policies regarding food testing in the country coupled with foreign investments in the food & beverage industry are anticipated to boost the market for food safety testing during the forecast period.