North America Food Safety Testing Market Research Report 2021 – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast to 2026 –


DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The report “North America Food Safety Testing Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecast (2021 – 2026)” has been added to offer.

The North America Food Safety Testing market was valued at USD 5,382.51 million in 2020 and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.39% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The impact of COVID-19 has spread across national and global food and agriculture industries, causing disruption on a scale never seen before. Because of these factors, ensuring food safety and building the resilience of food systems to promote food security for the most vulnerable becomes paramount.

So in 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology and other tools to create a safer, more digital, and traceable food system.

In the long term, food safety is a global concern and cannot be ignored by consumers. As a result, regulations requiring food safety testing, for element tracing and microbiological quality control, have been implemented at all levels of the administrative framework in different countries.

Concerns over bacterial pathogens have prompted companies like Eurofins to expand their chemical and microbiological testing in the country. The presence of local players has resulted in intense competition, particularly in microbial testing. However, they lack the infrastructure for a complete microbiological analysis.

Key market trends

Growing consumer interest in food safety and quality

The growing number of outbreaks of foodborne illness, adulteration and toxicity has increased the threat to food safety. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) reported that each year one in 10 people fall ill from a foodborne illness, especially children aged 5 or younger are at high risk.

With the increasing incidence of disease and awareness of foodborne illnesses, the current food safety testing market is moving towards rapid culture independent molecular or microbiological testing. The growing consumer interest in food quality has propelled high technological advancements, thus boosting the food safety testing market in developed countries.

Improved surveillance and detection methods have contributed to the proliferation of food safety testing scenarios, especially in developed countries such as the United States.

The United States has the largest market share

The growth in food safety testing is mainly due to the deployment and implementation of strict food safety regulations, such as a zero tolerance policy for Listeria contamination. Microbial testing dominates the US market, followed by GMO testing. The USDA’s stringent regulatory standards have forced food processors to comply with the regulations, which continues to drive the market.

Food industries are deeply impacted by the new rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), as consumers demand greater transparency in food safety. Allergen testing has recently gained prominence amid increased regulatory oversight; the declaration of allergen claims on the label has prompted food manufacturers to perform their tests and obtain the appropriate certifications. Companies, such as Eurofins, have developed FDA-recommended DNA barcode tests for species identification, which are gaining importance in the US market.

Competitive landscape

The North American food safety testing market is dominated by players such as Eurofins SGS Group, BUREAU VERITAS, INTERTEK and ALS Limited, and Eurofins holds the dominant position in the market, followed by SGS.

Eurofins, being one of the market leaders, offers a wide range of analytical services for the control of raw materials and finished products.

The company provides microbiological testing of food product residues, contaminant analysis, shelf life testing and other services. An increase in foodborne illness epidemics, leading to increased demand for nutritious and healthy food products, is driving income generation in the food safety testing market.

Companies mentioned

  • NSF International


  • Bureau Veritas

  • Eurofins Scientific

  • Intertek Group PLC

  • Mérieux Nutrisciences


  • ALS Limited

  • AGQ Laboratories

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