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Global Food Certification Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

  • Food & Beverage
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  • Feb 2024
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Global Food Certification Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR - 5.2% Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2022–2030
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 6.20 Billion
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 9.31 Billion
Diagram CAGR 5.2%

Global Food Certification Market, By Risk (High-Risk Foods and Low-Risk Foods), Type (ISO 22000, BRC, SQF, IFS, HALAL, KOSHER, Free-From Certifications, HACCP, Vegan, and Others), Application (Bakery Products, Confectionary Products, Baby Foods, Meat and Poultry Products, Convenience Food, Nuts and Dried Fruits, Milk and Dairy Products, Tobacco, Honey, Tea and Coffee, Cereals, Grains and Pulses, Herbs and Spices, and Others), Category (Organic Food Certification and Sustainable Food Certification), End User (Growers, Manufacturers, Retailers, Food Service Organization, and Others) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

Food Certification Market

Food Certification Market Analysis and Size

The food certification market verifies food products for adherence to specific standards. Organic food certification ensures products meet organic farming guidelines, enhancing consumer trust. Sustainable food certification evaluates environmental and ethical practices. For instance, the USDA Organic label guarantees organic farming practices, while the Rainforest Alliance certification signifies sustainable and ethical sourcing, reflecting a growing consumer preference for environmentally conscious and socially responsible food choices.

Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the global food certification market, which was USD 6.52 billion in 2023, is expected to reach USD 9.78 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 9.31% during the forecast period 2024 to 2031. 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.

Food Certification Market Scope and Segmentation  

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Risk (High-Risk Foods and Low-Risk Foods), Type (ISO 22000, BRC, SQF, IFS, HALAL, KOSHER, Free-From Certifications, HACCP, Vegan, and Others), Application (Bakery Products, Confectionary Products, Baby Foods, Meat and Poultry Products, Convenience Food, Nuts and Dried Fruits, Milk and Dairy Products, Tobacco, Honey, Tea and Coffee, Cereals, Grains and Pulses, Herbs and Spices, and Others), Category (Organic Food Certification and Sustainable Food Certification), End User (Growers, Manufacturers, Retailers, Food Service Organization, and Others)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico in North America, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, Netherland, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe in Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in Asia-Pacific (APAC), Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America as a part of South America, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Market Players Covered

GFSI (France), UL LLC (U.S.), SCS Global Services (U.S.), Lloyd's Register Group Services Limited (U.K.), Eagle Certification Group (Canada), GROUPE ECOCERT (France), NSF International (U.S.), BRCGS (U.K.), Bureau Veritas (France), SGS SA (Switzerland), Intertek Group Plc (U.K.), TÜV NORD GROUP (Germany), DNV GL (Norway), DEKRA (Germany), Mérieux NutriSciences (France), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), ALS Limited (Australia), AsureQuality (New Zealand), Control Union Certifications Germany gmbh (Germany), FoodChain ID Group Inc (U.S.), Kiwa (Netherlands)

Market Opportunities

  • Collaboration Creates Standardized, Widely Accepted Certification Frameworks
  • Food Certifications Promote Environmentally Friendly  Approaches

Market Definition

Food certification is a process where a third-party organization assesses and verifies that food products adhere to specific standards and regulations. It ensures that food items meet criteria related to safety, quality, and compliance with legal requirements, providing consumers and businesses with confidence in the safety and quality of the certified food products.

Global Food Certification Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Enhancing Trust through Transparent Production Practices

Food certifications play a pivotal role in fostering enhanced consumer trust by offering transparency in production processes, sourcing, and overall product quality. By adhering to stringent standards, certifications assure consumers that the food products meet specific criteria, creating confidence in their safety, ethical production, and adherence to quality standards. This transparency builds trust, influencing purchasing decisions and establishing a positive perception of the certified brands in the eyes of consumers.

  • Food Safety Compliance through Industry Certifications

Regulatory compliance in the food industry necessitates adherence to stringent government regulations outlining safety and quality standards. To meet these industry requirements, businesses often pursue food certifications. These certifications not only signify compliance with established norms but also demonstrate a commitment to ensuring the safety and quality of food products. By obtaining certifications, companies align with regulatory expectations, mitigating risks and affirming their dedication to delivering safe and high-quality food to consumers.

Opportunities

  • Collaboration Creates Standardized, Widely Accepted Certification Frameworks

Collaborative efforts among certification bodies, food producers, and retailers offer opportunities to establish standardized and widely accepted certification frameworks. Through shared expertise and resources, these partnerships can streamline certification processes, enhance credibility, and address industry challenges collectively. The resulting standardized frameworks not only benefit the involved parties but also contribute to market growth by instilling confidence in consumers and facilitating efficient compliance with diverse certification requirements across the food industry.

  • Food Certifications Promote Environmentally Friendly  Approaches

The rise of sustainable and ethical food production practices provides opportunities for certifications. These certifications verify and promote environmentally friendly and socially responsible approaches. As consumers increasingly prioritize sustainability, food producers adopting such practices can leverage certifications to demonstrate their commitment. This alignment fosters trust, addresses consumer concerns, and opens avenues for market growth in the context of evolving environmental and ethical expectations in the food industry.

Restraints/Challenges

  • Time-Consuming Processes Limiting Companies' Agility

The time-consuming nature of certification processes, encompassing audits and assessments, can impede market growth by delaying businesses' ability to respond promptly to market demands. Lengthy certification timelines may hinder product launches, expansions, or modifications, limiting companies' agility. This restraint can affect competitiveness, as businesses face challenges in swiftly adapting to evolving consumer preferences and market dynamics.

  • Limited Accessibility for Small Producers

The challenge of limited accessibility for small producers, constrained by resource limitations in meeting certification requirements, restricts their market access and competitiveness. This limitation hampers the overall growth of the market by excluding potentially innovative and diverse offerings from smaller producers. The reduced participation of these entities diminishes market diversity and can hinder the sector's ability to cater to evolving consumer preferences, impacting the overall vibrancy and inclusivity of the food certification market.

This global food certification market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the global food certification market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Impact and Current Market Scenario of Raw Material Shortage and Shipping Delays

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Apart from the standard report, we also offer in-depth analysis of the procurement level from forecasted shipping delays, distributor mapping by region, commodity analysis, production analysis, price mapping trends, sourcing, category performance analysis, supply chain risk management solutions, advanced benchmarking, and other services for procurement and strategic support.

Expected Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Pricing and Availability of Products

When economic activity slows, industries begin to suffer. The forecasted effects of the economic downturn on the pricing and accessibility of the products are taken into account in the market insight reports and intelligence services provided by DBMR. With this, our clients can typically keep one step ahead of their competitors, project their sales and revenue, and estimate their profit and loss expenditures.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2022, SCS Global Services introduced its plant-based certification program, SCS-109 Standard. This initiative supports plant-based alternatives and acknowledges innovation in various consumer products such as food, beverages, CBD, and body care items. Certification guarantees the absence of animal-derived ingredients, with a minimum requirement of 95% plant-based ingredients for human and animal consumption products and 50% for body care products
  • In November 2022, SGS SA launched the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark, aiding manufacturers in demonstrating product compliance, safety, and performance. Addressing both mandatory and voluntary safety requirements, the mark enhances traceability and consumer trust, streamlining market access. Recognized in markets such as the U.S. U.K., Switzerland, European Union, and China, it provides a competitive edge
  • In September 2022, Intertek Group PLC launched the Intertek Vegan Certification, a new vegan food certification mark designed to instill confidence in product claims. Going beyond standard label reviews, this program assesses the suitability of food products for vegan and plant-based consumers. It employs Intertek's ATIC approach for comprehensive third-party verification through auditing, testing, inspection, and training, providing a robust framework for authenticating vegan claims

Global Food Certification Market Scope

The global food certification market is segmented on the basis of risk, type, application, category, and end user. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Risk

  • High-Risk Foods
  • Low-Risk Foods

Type

  • ISO 22000
  • BRC
  • SQF
  • IFS
  • HALAL
  • KOSHER
  • Free-From Certifications
  • HACCP
  • Vegan
  • Others

Application

  • Bakery Products
  • Confectionary Products
  • Baby Foods
  • Meat and Poultry Products
  • Convenience Food
  • Nuts and Dried Fruits
  • Milk and Dairy Products
  • Tobacco
  • Honey
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Cereals
  • Grains and Pulses
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Others

Category

  • Organic Food Certification
  • Sustainable Food Certification

End User

  • Growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Food Service Organization
  • Others

Global Food Certification Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The global food certification market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by risk, type, application, category, and end user as referenced above.

The countries covered in the global food certification market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico in North America, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, Netherland, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe in Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in Asia-Pacific (APAC), Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America as a part of South America, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Asia-Pacific is expected  to dominate the market, driven by heightened awareness of food safety among consumers in the region. The increasing focus on safe and certified food products reflects a growing demand for stringent quality standards, positioning the Asia-Pacific market at the forefront of the food certification industry.

Europe is expected  to dominate the market, fueled by an escalating demand for food certification within the region's food industry. The increasing emphasis on quality, safety, and compliance with standards propels the adoption of food certifications, contributing to the region's market expansion.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points such as down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.

Competitive Landscape and Global Food Certification Market Share Analysis

The global food certification market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to global food certification market.

Some of the major players operating in the global food certification market are:

  • GFSI (France)
  • UL LLC (U.S.)
  • SCS Global Services (U.S.)
  • Lloyd's Register Group Services Limited (U.K.)
  • Eagle Certification Group (Canada)
  • GROUPE ECOCERT (France)
  • NSF International (U.S.)
  • BRCGS (U.K.)
  • Bureau Veritas (France)
  • SGS SA (Switzerland)
  • Intertek Group Plc (U.K.)
  • TÜV NORD GROUP (Germany)
  • DNV GL (Norway)
  • DEKRA (Germany)
  • Mérieux NutriSciences (France)
  • Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg)
  • ALS Limited (Australia)
  • AsureQuality (New Zealand)
  • Control Union Certifications Germany gmbh (Germany)
  • FoodChain ID Group Inc (U.S.)
  • Kiwa (Netherlands)


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The food certification market size will be worth USD 9.78 billion by 2031.
The growth rate of the food certification market is 9.31% during the forecast by 2031.
Enhancing trust through transparent production practices & food safety compliance through industry certifications are the growth drivers of the food certification market.
Risk, type, application, category, and end user are the factors on which the food certification market research is based.
Major companies in the food certification market are GFSI (France), UL LLC (U.S.), SCS Global Services (U.S.), Lloyd's Register Group Services Limited (U.K.), Eagle Certification Group (Canada), GROUPE ECOCERT (France), NSF International (U.S.), BRCGS (U.K.), Bureau Veritas (France), SGS SA (Switzerland), Intertek Group Plc (U.K.), TÜV NORD GROUP (Germany), DNV GL (Norway), DEKRA (Germany), Mérieux NutriSciences (France), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), ALS Limited (Australia), AsureQuality (New Zealand), Control Union Certifications Germany gmbh (Germany), FoodChain ID Group Inc (U.S.), Kiwa (Netherlands).
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