The process of food safety testing includes better preparation, handling along with the better storage of prepared food in order to prevent it from spoiling. Food safety testing is very much important in order to ensure that the food is not contaminated with bacteria and viruses. Consuming contaminated food can cause several foodborne diseases that can lead to deadly circumstances. The global food safety testing market is actually driven by the stringent government rules and regulations that are generally imposed in the food industry. Also, the growing demand for packaged and other convenient food products is another factor that is increasing the demand for the food safety testing market in manifold.
Segmentation of the food safety testing market
The food safety testing market is segmented on the basis of its contaminants tests, technology, and regional demand. Under the contaminants test section, the food safety testing market is divided into pesticides, pathogens, toxins, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and others. Again, based on its technology, the food safety testing market has been classified into traditional technology and rapid technology. Based on its regional demand, the food safety testing market is divided into regions like Europe, North America, Asia- Pacific, Middle East, LATAM, and Africa. Amongst all these regions, North America is known for holding the largest share in the global food safety testing market. People of this region are now highly aware of the foodborne diseases and the various benefits of the food safety testing market. North America is soon followed by the Asia Pacific region on the account of changing consumer lifestyle and rapid urbanization.
Factors affecting the growth of the food safety testing market
There are various factors that are affecting the growth of the food safety testing market. Stringent rules and regulations for food safety, the rise in the outbreak of several foodborne diseases, growing demand for packaged and other convenient food items, availability of different advanced technology for food testing are some of the common factors that have led to the growth in the food safety testing market. However, lack of food control resources and infrastructure in the developing countries may hinder the growth of the food safety testing market. Also, there are several other restraining factors due to which the food safety testing market is getting hampered. For instance, the food safety testing procedure is a time- consuming procedure because of which it is not preferred in most of the food and beverage industry. Also, the food samples are not collected properly due to which all the food safety regulations are not met.
Key players in the food safety testing market
Some of the prominent key players in the food safety testing market include companies like SGS SA (Switzerland), Intertek Group plc (UK), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), ALS Limited (Australia), Bureau Veritas SA (France), Mérieux NutriSciences (US), Microbac Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.), Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (US) and others. Currently, the Life Sciences Industry & Solutions firms are taking steps to improvise the testing procedures of the food safety testing.
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