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Global Food Contaminant Testing Market 2017-2021

Global Food Contaminant Testing Market 2017-2021

About Food Contaminant Testing

Food contaminants are certain toxic or potentially harmful substances present in food that make it unfit for human consumption. These contaminants are of several types, some of which are listed below:

  • Chemical contaminants are chemical substances that once in contact with food may lead to food poisoning. For instance, pesticides are insecticides that are used in agricultural practices.
  • Processing contaminants are the ones generated during food processing activities such as heating and fermenting. For instance, benzene and trans-fat.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global food contaminant testing market to grow at a CAGR of 6.54% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global food contaminant testing market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the various technologies used for contaminant testing, the types of contaminants that may be encountered in foods, and the various types of food tested with these contaminants.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Food Contaminant Testing Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Covance
  • Neogen
  • SGS
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
Other prominent vendors
  • ALS
  • AsureQuality
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • Dairy Technical Services
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • IDEXX Laboratories
  • Intertek Group
  • Microbac Laboratories
  • QIAGEN
  • Silliker
Market driver
  • Increasing number of consumer complaints and food recalls
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Inappropriate sample preparation methodologies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased adoption of nanotechnology in food industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Food Contaminant Testing Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global food contaminant testing market: Covance, Neogen, SGS, and Thermo Fisher Scientific

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ALS, AsureQuality, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Dairy Technical Services, Eurofins Scientific, IDEXX Laboratories, Intertek Group, Microbac Laboratories, QIAGEN, and Silliker.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increased adoption of nanotechnology in food industry. One of the latest trends that will gain traction in the food contaminant testing market in the coming years is the increase in use of nanotechnology owing to its wide-ranging benefits in the food industry. The application of nanotechnology to food and agriculture industries is relatively recent compared to its use in other industries.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing number of consumer complaints and food recalls. Food recall is one of the biggest threats that impact the profitability of the food industry. It not only costs food company millions of dollars but also causes severe damage to its brand image. Increase in the number of consumer complaints and food recalls is therefore likely to propel the demand for food contaminant testing, thereby increasing the market growth.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Inappropriate sample preparation methodologies. The absence of appropriate sample preparation methodologies will be a major challenge for the food contaminant testing market. A major challenge in food testing is preparing the sample such that matrix interference is minimized. Matrix refers to molecules in the sample that are not targets and are present in such abundance that they drown out (or suppress) the weaker signal users are interested in (such as low-level contaminants).

Companies Mentioned

Covance, Neogen, SGS, Thermo Fisher Scientific, ALS, AsureQuality, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Dairy Technical Services, Eurofins Scientific, IDEXX Laboratories, Intertek Group, Microbac Laboratories, QIAGEN, and Silliker.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market: Snapshot
      • Table Global food contaminant testing by technology
      • Table Global food contaminant market by contaminants
      • Table Global food contaminant market by food tested
      • Table Global food contaminant testing by geography
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global food contaminant market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Global food contaminant testing market by technology
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by technology 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by rapid technology
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by rapid technology 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by conventional technology
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by conventional technology 2016-2021 ($millions)
  • Market segmentation by contaminant
    • Global food contaminant testing market by contaminant
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by contaminant 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by pathogens
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by pathogens 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by pesticides
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by pesticides 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by GMO
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by GMO 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by toxins
      • Table Global food contaminant testing by toxins 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by food type
    • Global food contaminant testing market by food tested
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by food tested 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by meat and poultry
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by meat and poultry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Type of pathogens affecting meat and poultry
    • Global food contaminant testing market by dairy products
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by dairy products 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by processed foods
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by processed foods 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global food contaminant testing market by fruits and vegetables
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by fruits and vegetables 2016-2021 ($millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global food contaminant testing market by geography
      • Table Global food contaminant testing market by geography 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
    • Food contaminant testing market in the Americas
      • Table Food contaminant testing market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Food contaminant testing market in EMEA
      • Table Food contaminant testing market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Food contaminant testing market in APAC
      • Table Food contaminant testing market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Factors responsible for the rise in consumer complaints and food recalls in 2016
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increased adoption of nanotechnology in food industry
      • Table Global nanotechnology market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Improvisation and development of testing technology
    • Changing consumer preferences
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Geographical presence of key vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Covance
      • Table Key news: Covance
    • Neogen
      • Table Key news: Neogen
    • SGS
      • Table Key news: SGS
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific
      • Table Key news: Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations82
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