Amongst all the market segments by contaminants, pathogen testing commands the largest share in terms of value and volume, while GMOs testing leads in terms of growth. In pathogen testing segment, salmonella testing accounts for the major share; followed by listeria testing. Salmonella testing in terms of value accounted for 40% of the overall contaminants testing in 2010. In terms of growth, E. coli testing is witnessing the fastest growth; estimated to grow at a CAGR of 11.05% from 2010 to 2015.
Europe accounts for the major market because of stringent regulations compelling food processors to test for hazardous material and microorganisms in food products. Increasing food poisoning outbreaks will ensure more regulatory guidelines pertaining to food testing in future. Europe accounts for 38% of the global market in 2010. North America is the second largest market for food testing. The technology market which includes the PCR, immunoassay is witnessing double digit growth; that too twice the growth rate of global food testing market. Currently, the market players are focusing on development of new products and applications, which therefore account for the highest share of the total competitive developments in global safety food testing market.
Industry players with the most significant product developments include 3M Microbiology, DuPont Qualicon, Biomerieux, Eurofins, AES Chemunex SA, Celsis International Plc., Charm Sciences Inc., FOSS, GeneScan Europe AG, Neogen Corp., R-Biopharm AG, Strategic Diagnostics, Inc and so on.
In 2012, the food safety testing market was dominated by testing of pathogens, as pathogen contamination was one of the major causes behin
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