China and India are the two largest and fastest growing markets for food safety testing in the region, which constitute the principal driving factors for the rapidly increasing market. Demand for food safety testing in Asia-Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of about 10.5% - 11% between 2016 and 2021. Pathogen testing plus meat and poultry dominate the Asia-Pacific food safety testing market for the type of contaminant and type of food, respectively.
The practice of food safety testing has gained considerable significance over the past few years in view of growing incidences of food-borne illnesses and poisoning caused by contaminated food products. Companies engaged in the manufacturing and distributions of food products are mandated by respective regional and international regulatory agencies to implement food safety testing and certification. Such tests are carried out on a range of food products that include dairy, fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry and processed foods, as well as others such as cereals and food additives. Major causes that result in food contamination include:
Pathogens have been implicated in the maximum occurrences of food-borne illnesses on a global basis, thereby signifying the largest share accorded to pathogen testing in the food safety testing market.
Primary factors driving the market for food safety testing include:
Prospects offered by emerging markets of Asia-Pacific and South America in the area of food safety testing are the most attractive, with the developed economies of North America and Europe expected to maintain slower growth over the 2016 - 2021 analysis period.
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