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Feb, 02 2024

Ensuring Safety and Quality: The Critical Role of Rigorous Food Testing for Consumer Well-Being

Food testing is a crucial process that involves analyzing food products to ensure they meet safety and quality standards. It encompasses various methods, such as chemical, microbiological, and physical analyses, to detect contaminants, pathogens, and adulterants. Through rigorous testing, potential health risks are minimized, and compliance with regulatory standards is ensured. Food testing plays a pivotal role in safeguarding public health, instilling confidence in consumers, and supporting transparency in the food industry by identifying and addressing potential issues before products reach the market.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the U.K. Food Testing Market will grow at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Stringent regulations mandate thorough food testing to guarantee adherence to safety and quality standards. This imperative ensures that products comply with regulatory benchmarks, fostering consumer protection and confidence in the food industry.

Key Findings of the Study

U.K. Food Testing Market

E-commerce growth is expected to drive the market's growth rate

The surge in online food sales has propelled the importance of stringent food testing to uphold trust and credibility. As consumers increasingly turn to e-commerce for their food purchases, the need for comprehensive testing grows to ensure product safety and quality. Rigorous testing practices safeguard public health and strengthen confidence in online platforms, fostering market growth by addressing concerns related to the authenticity and safety of food products sold through digital channels.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2022 to 2029

Base Year


Historic Years

2020 (Customizable to 2014-2019)

Segments Covered

Testing Type (System, Test Kits, Consumables and Others), Type of Tests (Food Safety Testing, Food Shelf Life Testing, Food Authenticity Testing and Others), Site (In-house/Internal Lab, Outsourcing Facility), Application (Food, Cereals and Grains, Oilseeds and Pulses, Nuts and Beverages)

Market Players Covered

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S.), Intertek Group plc (U.K.), Reading Scientific Services Ltd. (U.K.), ALS Limited (Australia), Premier Analytical Services (U.K.), Campden BRI (U.K.), Bia Analytical (Ireland), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), Food Forensics Limited (U.K.), SGS SA (Switzerland), Bureau Veritas (France), TUV SUD (Germany), NEOGEN Corporation (U.S.), NSF International (U.S.), Romer Labs Division Holding GmbH (Austria)

Data Points Covered in the Report

In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Segment Analysis:

The U.K. food testing market is segmented on the basis of testing type, type of tests, site and application.

  • On the basis of testing type, the U.K. food testing market is segmented into system, test kits, consumables, and others
  • On the basis of type of tests, the U.K. food testing market segmented into food safety testing, food shelf-life testing, food authenticity testing, and others
  • On the basis of site, the U.K. food testing market is segmented into in-house and internal lab, and outsourcing facility
  • On the basis of application, the U.K. food testing market is segmented into food, cereals and grains, oilseeds and pulses, and nuts and beverages

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research recognizes the following companies as the major U.K. food testing market players in U.K. food testing market are Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S.), Intertek Group plc (U.K.), Reading Scientific Services Ltd. (U.K.), ALS Limited (Australia), Premier Analytical Services (U.K.)

U.K. Food Testing Market

Market Developments

  • In March 2022, ALS Limited announced the expansion of its Europe operations, acquiring Controlvet to enhance food testing services in the U.K. and Ireland. This strategic move underscores ALS's commitment to global leadership in the Food and Pharmaceutical business, aligning with its growth-focused plans for the region
  • In July 2021, Bureau Veritas and The Ascott Limited signed a global agreement, enhancing Ascott's international lodging standards. The agreement empowered Ascott by ensuring rigorous hygiene and safety audits and certifications for its global properties. This strategic step fortified Ascott's commitment to delivering top-tier accommodation experiences and bolstered its position in the hospitality industry
  • In May 2021, Eurofins Scientific Ireland acquired Alliance Technical Laboratories (ATL) Ltd., enhancing food, water, and feed testing services in Ireland. This strategic move strengthens Eurofins Scientific's market presence, contributing to its growth agenda while ensuring an improved and comprehensive offering of testing services in the region
  • In April 2021, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. collaborated with PPD, Inc., a global leader in clinical research services. This strategic collaboration aims to empower Thermo Fisher to offer crucial clinical research services, facilitating a seamless transition from scientific concepts to approved medicines, thereby accelerating the drug development process for their customers

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