Mycotoxin Testing Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Pathogen Type (Deoxynivalenol, Fumonisins, Zearalenone, Aflatoxins, Ochratoxins), Product Type (Reagents & Kits, Devices, Services), Sample (Animal Feed, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals), and By Geography
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Mycotoxin Testing Market is accounted for $1,033.03 million in 2021 and is expected to reach $1,912.81 million by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period. Mycotoxin is a toxic compound contaminating an extensive range of plants such as crop and fruits. The mycotoxin testing ensures that the products are carcinogenic-free, and complies with the International regulation standards. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of mycotoxigenic fungi that, if taken in large enough amounts, are harmful to humans and other animals. It produces a toxic reaction in animals and humans, known as Mycotoxicosis. The primary source for mycotoxin entering the food chain is cereals, although many other food items such as fruits and nuts also get contaminated with mycotoxin as well.
Various government and regulatory bodies across the world have made testing of animal feed and food ingredients mandatory. The regulatory authorities do not approve animal feed for marketing, unless its safety and efficacy are proven. Such measures to prevent potential threats of contamination, chemicals, and toxic presence have been affecting the growth of the mycotoxin testing market greatly. In May 2006, in Kenya, an outbreak of acute aflatoxicosis was reported, where aflatoxin contamination of homegrown corn has been a recurrent problem. CDC teams worked with the Kenyan Ministry of Health for the trial of a rapid, portable aflatoxin screening tool that could be used in the field to identify contaminated corn and guide urgent corn replacement efforts during an outbreak.
The mycotoxin testing markets in numerous embryonic regions lack erudition, organization, and technology. There are several issues related to food safety such as lack of obsolete technology, institutional harmonization, less expertise for execution of regulation at low levels, and lack of updated standards; all these have been constraining the market for testing. The developing countries also lack support from international agencies such as WHO, FAO, and the World Bank. The foods that are being exported from these countries such as India and China are expected to comply with Codex Alimentarius standards, which result in the best-quality food material leaving the country. To reduce mycotoxin risks in corn in Nepal and other developing countries plant breeding techniques are required to produce ear rot-resistant cultivars, along with education in mycotoxin risks and testing procedures through portable kits in agricultural and grain storage practices to reduce mycotoxin contamination.
Emerging markets increases growth opportunities for mycotoxin testing
Rising food trade across the borders of emerging markets increases the opportunity for the market growth. The growing prevalence of food-borne illnesses and improper sanitation & processing conditions in the factories in a few countries such as Indonesia sturdily require the need for mycotoxin testing of food. The inception of regulations in emerging economies that have entered the food trade, authorization of authorities to prohibit the import & supply of contaminated food and enforce food recalls, and nutrition labeling of foods are expected to increase the demand for testing services in these regions.
Unsuitable sample collection & standardization
The food testing procedure has manifold stages, namely, raw material increasing, procurement, packaging, processing, storage, and the supply chain. Food and feed manufacturing or growing companies also face challenges in determining the appropriate sample size as this sample represents all the possible products in the food manufacturing value chain in sufficient quantity. Mycotoxin testing laboratories do not receive a sufficient number of samples each time from their clients. This can be ascribed to their customers’ lack of awareness about the quantity required for mycotoxin testing. Such issues have been restraining the growth of the mycotoxin testing market to some extent.
The Aflatoxins segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The Aflatoxins segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, owing to the increasing consciousness among consumers for better-quality food, livestock-based products with proper labeling, improved sanitary measures, and is extensively used for various applications including food & feed. Aflatoxins are considered one of the most dangerous types among the group of mycotoxins present in food and feed. A person can get exposure from aflatoxins while consuming meat or dairy product and sometimes through dust particles mixed with air while inhaling from contaminated crops and feeds.
The food & beverages segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The food & beverages segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to the growing incidence caused by field fungi, rapid urbanization, increasing prevalence of mycotoxin in cereals, and grain, and growing the storage capacity of foods. The presence of mycotoxins in food & beverages can have toxic effects on the host, such as immunosuppression, irritable skin, birth defects, and neurotoxicity.
Region with highest share:
Europe is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period, increasing prevalence of fusarium toxins due to the varying climatic conditions, the introduction of stringent regulations pertaining to these testing in food and feed, and governing administrations’ presence. Europe is currently the market leader in the market, with various policies laid down regarding food products and animal feed. Aflatoxin is the most important contaminant on the rapid alert system for food and feed (RASFF) of the European Union. There are a large number of players present in the region as well. France, Italy, Germany, and the U.K. are among the countries having a large value market share across Europe.
Region with highest CAGR:
Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to growing concern for food safety among the consumers, increased demand for testing, stringent government regulations, and rising cases of aflatoxicosis and liver diseases. Further, the growth in the market is attributed to the Chinese government striving to attain global compliance in food safety regulations & standards to enhance the growth of its export industry. In India, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) operate to safeguard the quality of food products consumed and exported across the world. The FSSAI regulates, frames, and supervises the supply chain of food safety testing.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the Mycotoxin Testing Market include Bureau Veritas, SGS SA, Eurofins Scientific SE, Intertek Group plc, ELISA Technologies, Inc., Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation, Romer Labs Division Holding GmbH, ALS Limited, Asurequality Ltd., Symbio Laboratories, Trilogy Analytical Laboratories R-Biopharm AG, PerkinElmer, Inc., Silliker Inc., Microbac Laboratories, Inc., Dairyland Laboratories, Envirologix Inc., AES Laboratories, and BIOMIN.
In March 2021, PerkinElmer, Inc., a worldwide company dedicated to inventing for a healthier society, announced the availability of their ONE Pesticide420TM CRM Reagent and Consumable Kit for cannabis and hemp testing. The kits will first be used for pesticide and mycotoxin testing in cannabis and hemp laboratories.
In Dec 2019, ALS Limited completed the acquisition of Aquimisa Group, which is a Portuguese company engaged in offering testing services. Aquimisa group specialized in offering food testing services in Southern Europe.
In October 2019, SGS announced the expansion of its new food microbiological testing lab in Fairfield, New Jersey, US. The 2,000-sq. ft. microbiological testing facility utilizes a information technology platform to offer food producers, manufacturers and suppliers with a broad spectrum of testing services across every food category.
In September 2018, BIOMIN introduced an innovative, Spectrum Top 50 mycotoxin detection service in the global marketplace. It helps in identifying more than 50 different metabolites and mycotoxins in raw materials and finished feeds. With the innovation of Spectrum Top 50 in mycotoxin testing market, BIOMIN has extended the mycotoxin risk management offerings with an objective to protect and detect the customers facing problems.
• Reagents & Kits
Pathogen Types Covered:
• Fusarium Toxins
• Cyclopiazonic Acid
• Ergot Alkaloids
• T-2 Toxin
• Plant Toxins
• Immunoassay-Based or Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
• Chromatography & Spectroscopy-Based
• Lateral Flow Assay Based
• Animal Feed
• Food & Beverages
End Users Covered:
• Food Testing Industries
• Research Lab
• Feed Testing Industries
• Academic Research Institute
• Biotechnology, Biomedical Drugs
• Environmental Test
• North America
Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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