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Food Safety Testing Market and its Future Growth

Date:29-10-2013

Food safety involves the handling of food and its preparation and storage to prevent any food-borne illnesses. Any food, whether cooked, uncooked or processed is prone to spoilage after a period of time. Contaminants, usually pathogens can come in contact with food at any time, during handling of the food, its preparation and/or its storage. Consuming contaminated food can cause a number of diseases, from mild discomfort to severe health hazards. So, it is very important that food safety testing is done at various stages of preparation and storage of food, prior to the food being consumed by customers.

Food safety testing involves the testing or analysis of food products to ascertain whether a particular food product contains any contaminants. In recent years food safety testing has become quite crucial as both the food production system as well as the food supply chain have become quite long and complicated. This is especially true in case of packaged precooked food items that have a particularly long supply chain. There are many different types of contaminants that can come in contact with food and cause food-borne illnesses. Some of the most common contaminants are pathogens, E.coli, campylobacter, salmonella, listeria, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), food allergens, chemical additives, pesticides and toxins.

The worldwide food safety market is estimated to grow to a value of 14030.2 million USD by the year 2018. In 2012, the global market was valued at around 9262.3 million USD. In 2012, United States emerged as the largest market for food safety testing in the world, accounting for nearly 70% of the market share. This was mainly due to strict policies and regulations laid down by the government and food regulating agencies. The growth in the market for food safety testing has been attributed to a number of factors. These are globalization of food trade, increased monitoring of the supply and manufacturing process, increased incidences of illnesses due to food contaminants, growing awareness of consumers about food safety and automation in food safety laboratories. Some of the major companies in the field of food safety testing are Accugen Laboratories Inc., Bio Rad Laboratories Inc., Romer Laboratories Inc., Inexx Laboratories Inc., Avomeen Analytical Services, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited and Eurofins Central Analytical Laboratories Inc.

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