Report : North America Food Safety Testing Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Contaminant (Pathogens, Pesticides, Toxins, GMOs, and Others), Technology (Traditional and Rapid), and Food Type (Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Products, Dairy Products, Cereals & Grains, Processed Food, Fruits & Vegetables, and Others)

The rapid segment by technology is estimated to lead the market growth during the forecast period.

According to a new market research study of “North America Food Safety Testing Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Contaminant, Technology, Food Type and Country.” The North America food safety testing market is projected to reach US$ 13,233.6 million by 2028 from an estimated value of US$ 8,109.6 million in 2021; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2021 to 2028. The report highlights trends prevailing in the North America food safety testing market and the factors driving market along with those that act as hindrances.

Foodborne illnesses are caused by chemical substances, parasites, and viruses entering the body through contaminated water or food. Examples of unsafe food include raw shellfish containing marine biotoxins, vegetables and fruits contaminated with feces, and uncooked foods of animal origin. E. coli, campylobacter, and salmonella are among the common foodborne pathogens that affect millions of people worldwide annually and result in fatal or severe outcomes. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, headache, and fever. Various types of seafood, millet gruel, vegetables, and rice have been implicated in cholera outbreaks. Further, the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials in human and veterinary medicine have been linked to the emergence of resistant bacteria rendering the treatment of humans and animals ineffective. Antimicrobial medicine is identified as one of the biggest threats to modern medicine. Therefore, it has become essential to detect the contaminants beforehand and prevent them from entering the food chain. Thus, the importance of food safety testing has been increasing globally in terms of volume. As per data published by WHO, unsafe food causes 420,000 deaths and 600 million cases of foodborne diseases are reported worldwide each year. Foodborne diseases are preventable; hence, numerous organizations along with governments are leading coordinated action across multiple industries to build resilient and strong food safety systems. The involved parties are heavily investing in providing consumers with tools to make safe food choices. Moreover, a 2018 World Bank report estimated that the economic burden through a total loss of productivity faced due to foodborne illnesses was estimated to be US$ 95.2 billion per year. The annual cost of treating foodborne illnesses is estimated to be US$ 15 billion.

North America is one of the worst-affected economies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unprecedented rise in the number of COVID-19 cases across the US and Canada, along with the subsequent lockdown of manufacturing facilities in the countries, has negatively influenced the growth of various markets. The outbreak of COVID-19 positively impacted the food safety testing market as consumers and governments are more focused on the safety and hygiene of products meant for consumption. The food & beverages industry faced challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious and could travel through food surfaces. For instance, the US Department of Health & Human Services reported in July 2020 that 239 facilities in 23 states fell subject to COVID-19 infection. Such cases of food-related COVID-19 infections have created apprehensions among consumers and governments alike, leading to a greater demand for food safety testing to mitigate health risks.

Based on contaminant, the North America food safety testing market is segmented into pathogens, pesticides, toxins, GMOS, and others. The pathogens segment is further sub-segmented into salmonella, E. coli, listeria, and others. Based on technology, the North America food safety testing market is bifurcated into traditional and rapid. The rapid segment is further sub-segmented into PCR-Based testing, immunoassay-based testing, and others. Based on food type, the North America food safety testing market is segmented into meat, poultry, and seafood products, dairy products, cereals and grains, processed food, fruits and vegetables, and others. Geographically, the North America food safety testing market can be segmented into U.S. Mexico, and Canada

SGS SA, Eurofins Scientific, Intertek Group Plc, TÜV SÜD, AES Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., TÜV NORD GROUP, Bureau Veritas, NEOGEN Corporation, ALS Limited and AsureQuality are among the leading companies operating in the North America food safety testing market.

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