Europe Food Safety Testing Market is Growing at a Significant Rate in the Forecast Period 2018-2025

Europe Food Safety Testing Market is expected to reach USD 6,529.99 Million by 2025 from USD 3,853.52 Million in 2017, at a CAGR of 7.1% in the forecast period 2018 to 2025. The new market report contains data for historic years 2016, the base year of calculation is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025.Europe Food Safety Testing Market1Access Full Report:

Segmentation: Europe Food Safety Testing Market

Europe Food Safety Testing Market, By Testing Type (Pathogens, Pesticides, GMO, Toxins, Others), Technology (Polymerase Chain Reaction, Immunoassay, Chromatography, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Biochip/Biosensor, Flow Cytometry, Microarrays, Rapid Assay, Others), Food Categories (Processed Foods, Meat & Poultry, Dairy Products, Fruits & Vegetables, Grains & Cereals, Seafood, Others), Contaminants (Salmonella, Escherichia Coli, Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Moulds, Others), Country (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe)– Industry Trends and Forecast to 2025

Drivers: Europe Food Safety Testing Market

The major factors driving the growth of this market are increase in rising outbreak of food borne illness, stringent regulations imposed in food industry, increased globalization of food trade, advancements in technology, rising demand of convenience and packaged food products and increased incidences of outbreaks of chemical contamination in food processing and manufacturing industry.


Infections in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract which are caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals are known as foodborne illness. The most common symptoms of foodborne illnesses are vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, and chills. Most foodborne illnesses are acute, which means they happen suddenly but they last a short time, and most people recover on their own without treatment. Rarely, foodborne illnesses may lead to more serious complications. The various symptoms of the food borne illness are as follows

  • Foodborne illness symptoms are diarrhoea and/or vomiting, which typically lasting for 1 to 7 days.
  • Other symptoms might include abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, joint/back aches, and fatigue.
  • Stomach flu is a foodborne illness caused by a pathogen (i.e., virus, bacteria, or parasite) in contaminated food or drink.
  • The time between exposure to the pathogen and onset of symptoms can range from several hours to 1 week.

Due to these factors the food borne illness are increasing day by day according to an article published by Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment,(BFR), it was found that out of 84 people tested 73 people had suffered food prone illness in the year 2012. According to the same article insufficient hygiene and due to inappropriate temperature management had caused major of the food-borne illness outbreaks in the year 2013. Furthermore according to WHO countries in European region have reported significant numbers of infections from verocytotoxin bacteria which are producing Escherichia coli O104:H4, which is resulting in a large number of cases of bloody diarrhea and haemolytic uraemic syndrome.

Food-borne illness is a major international problem and an important cause of reduced economic growth across the globe. The contamination of the food supply with the pathogens and its persistence, growth, multiplication and/or toxin production has gained a lot of importance in the public health concern. Due to increase in the consumer awareness toward the safety of the food they consume the testing of the food has gained a lot of importance. As the testing of food samples have increased more safe food products have been launched in the market which has decreased the rate of illness caused due to food products.


Food safety is a scientific discipline which describes handling, preparation, and storage of food in various ways so as to prevent food-borne illness. The occurrence of two or more cases of a similar illnesses resulting due to ingestion of a common food is known as a food-borne disease outbreak. National legal frameworks are a key pillar for an effective food control system. Food is governed by a complexity of laws and regulations various food processing and services industries such as European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) have applied standards, regulations and guidelines to ensure the quality of manufactured food. This bodies also which set out the government’s requirements to be met by food chain operators so as to ensure the food is safe and of adequate quality in all the countries. The General Food Law Regulation are imposed so as to ensure a high level of protection of human life and to increase consumers interests in relation to food, which also ensures the effective functioning of the internal market. The various stringent regulations which are imposed on food industry are as follows for the European region are:

  • General Food Law (Regulation (EC) No 178/2002) this law imposes general obligations to provide safe food.
  • Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 which is imposed on the hygiene of foodstuffs, food businesses are required to implement procedures to prevent unsafe foods.
  • The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is transforming the nation’s food safety system by shifting the focus from responding to foodborne illness to preventing it.
  • Regulation (EC) 178/2002, the General Food Law Regulation, lays down definitions, principles, and obligations covering all stages of food/feed production and distribution.
  • EU Regulation No. 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foods. This legislation is for the food testing and to maintain its hygiene.
  • EuroProxima (Art. No. 5091LFER) is applied to test and quantify the concentration of lactoferrin during production and control of the end products by producers as well as controlling agencies.

These regulations are for the food manufacturers, caterers and other businesses which come under the food chain and which is responsible to implement various procedures so as to prevent unsafe foods, provide safe food and to withdraw and recall unsafe food.

The General Food Law Regulation is the base of food and feed law. This law sets out an overarching and coherent framework for the development of food and feed legislation both at Union and national levels.  Stringent laws are imposed by the government for the food safety. This law helps to maintain the quality of the food and check the toxic contains of the products which make the safe for consumption. The manufacturing companies need to follow these laws to launch their product in the market which has increased the importance of food testing.


Globalization has encouraged the flow of goods, services, capital, and labour between national economies lowered tariffs and quotas have augmented free and open trade among nations and helped in globalizing the world economy. Transportation and communication technologies have strong impact in accelerating the pace of globalization. As there is a rise in the disposable income and elevated lifestyle of the costumer there is a shifted preference towards products, such as canned food and luxury healthcare remedies, which support the growth of food industry. The trade also acts as an asset with non-European countries as various products such as seasonal fruits, sea food are imported and exported from other countries are been imported to Europe which helps in growth of various different markets in the country. The Europe region boasts an important trade surplus in food industry, and the European food specialities are well appreciated overseas. According to an article published by Alliance experts the European commission  has been found out that in the last 10 years, in Europe food and drink exports have doubled, and has reached to an approximate value of USD 111.94 Billion this growth has been  contributing to a positive balance of almost USD 37.15 Billion per  year. The food and beverage industry in Europe is considered as a pillar of the European economy. It is more important than several of the manufacturing sectors of Europe. Various trade shows are held across the globe to promote the international trade for example SIAL held an international trade show in Paris in the year 2016, the show promoted investors to find good opportunities in various sectors such as bakery, confectionery, food, beverages, and meat industry. The food and agriculture organization of the United Nations has an initiative on Agri-Food Trade and Regional Integration. This initiative focuses on strengthening national and regional capacities in Europe and Central Asia so as to deal effectively with the challenges which are caused by the greater trade integration. The main components of this integration are:

  • Food Safety: this is an International food standards which contribute to the safety, quality and fairness of international food trade
  • Trade agreements: The countries of the region are engaged in multiple trade negotiation processes, each with its own challenges and benefits
  • Wheat trade for food security: Wheat production and trade plays an important role in ensuring food security in the Europe region.

The international trade is increasing globally, in the European market the food industry is a leading industry in various aspects, hence trading of food materials is encouraged in the European market. This globalization gives various market player to enter the market and supply their product but to flourish their market the products should be of better quality hence testing of food product has gained d a lot of importance in the recent year.

Major Players: Europe Food Safety Testing Market

Some of the major players operating in this market are Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Genetic ID NA, Inc., SGS SA, Bureau Veritas, Intertek Group plc, Eurofins Scientific, TUV SUD, ALS Limited, TÜV NORD GROUP and Mérieux NutriSciences among others.