Food Allergen Testing Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Food Allergen Testing Market Analysis & Statistics and It is Segmented by Technology (Immunoassay-Based /ELISA, PCR, and Other Technologies); by Application (Bakery and Confectionery Products, Baby Food and Infant Formula, Seafood and Meat Products, Dairy Products, Beverages, and Others); and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Values (in USD) During the Forecasted Years for the Above Segments.


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Food Allergen Testing Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 0.89 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.27 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 7.42 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Food Allergen Testing Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Food Allergen Testing Market Analysis

The Food Allergen Testing Market size is estimated at USD 0.89 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.27 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.42% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

With the growing intolerance of allergen food products, such as gluten and dairy, manufacturers tend to test the products for safety, tracing allergens in packaged and processed food products. Furthermore, governments and regulatory bodies worldwide are implementing strict food safety regulations to protect consumers from allergen exposure. Therefore, companies require robust allergen testing solutions to adhere to stringent food testing and safety protocols. Moreover, with increasing consumer awareness about food labeling, companies are investing in food allergen testing to validate their food labels and build consumer trust. Players are also forming mergers and acquisitions with other laboratories to develop their testing properties. For instance, in 2022, Eurofins Scientific acquired majority stakes in Ajal Laboratories to expand its food and pharmaceutical testing offerings in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Ongoing advancements in testing technologies, such as PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay), and biosensors, contribute to the growth of the allergen testing market. These technologies provide faster, more sensitive, and specific methods for detecting allergens in food products.

Food Allergen Testing Market Trends

Increasing Prevalence of Food Allergies

Food allergies are the leading cause of chronic diseases in many countries. Although the causes of allergic reactions have not yet been fully understood, they can be associated with pollution, dietary changes, and less exposure to microbes, which alter the way an immune system responds to certain food ingredients. Food allergies are commonly associated with products containing ingredients such as milk, nuts, gluten, eggs, soy, wheat, and shellfish. According to the data published by ACAAI (American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) in 2023, eight food or food groups, like milk and dairy, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, and soy, account for 90% of food allergy reactions. Depending on the dose, the individual, and other factors, allergic reactions to food can vary from slight to severe and occasionally fatal. Therefore, manufacturers operating in the food and beverage industry are investing in food allergen testing solutions to validate their food labels and ensure food safety.

Food Allergen Testing Market: Prevalence of different types of food hypersensitivity among consumers, the United Kingdom, 2023 (in %)

North America Holds Largest Market Segment

The growing prevalence of food allergies among the Canadian population is compelling brands to undergo allergen testing processes for packaged products. According to the organization, in 2023, over 3 million Canadians, or 7.5% of the population, were affected by food allergies. It is also estimated that 50% of households were directly or indirectly affected by food allergy; that is, one Canadian household was impacted by food allergy in 2023. Moreover, the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules in the United States profoundly impact food industries, as consumers demand greater transparency regarding food safety. In 2022, the FDA finalized seven major rules to implement FSMA, recognizing that ensuring the safety of food supply is a shared responsibility among many different points in the global supply chain. Therefore, such regulations also lead to product recalls, giving manufacturers the conformity to following rules. For instance, Hans Kissel of Haverhill, MA, recalled its 7-ounce packages of Mexican-style quinoa salad and deli salad in 2024 as the product contains undeclared egg and soy.

Food Allergen Testing Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2023

Food Allergen Testing Industry Overview

The market for food allergens is highly dynamic and intensely competitive. Key players are looking for greater market penetration, especially in developed markets, where regulatory compliance is strict and public awareness regarding food allergens is high. Major global players include SGS SA, Intertek Group PLC, Eurofins Scientific SE, Bureau Veritas SA, and Microbac Laboratories.

Food Allergen Testing Market Leaders

  1. SGS S.A.

  2. Intertek Group PLC

  3. Eurofins Scientific SE

  4. Bureau Veritas S.A.

  5. Microbac Laboratories

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Food Allergen Testing Market News

  • March 2024: Gold Standard Diagnostics launched the first product of the new allergen PowerLine tests: the SENSIStrip Gluten PowerLine Lateral Flow Device. The product comprises a sensitive detection system based on a monoclonal antibody and can detect gluten residues in food matrices, rinse water, and swabs.
  • March 2024: ALS strategically expanded and strengthened its European and USA Life Sciences presence. ALS acquired Northeast USA-based York Analytical Laboratories (York) and Western Europe-based Wessling Holding GmbH & Co.
  • February 2024: Mérieux NutriSciences opened a new and well-equipped laboratory for food analysis in Maringá, Brazil. The new facility has federal CGRE/IMMETRO accreditation, according to NBR ISO/IEC 17025 requirements, to support the food industry in meeting quality standards.

Food Allergen Testing Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Incidences of Food Allergies

      2. 4.1.2 Favorable Government Initiatives and Regulations for Food Safety

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Inconsistencies Involved in Food Allergen Declarations

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Immunoassay-based /ELISA

      2. 5.1.2 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)-based

      3. 5.1.3 Other Technologies

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Seafood and Meat Products

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy Products

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Bakery and Confectionery

      5. 5.2.5 Baby Food and Infant Formula

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Positioning Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategy

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Intertek Group PLC

      2. 6.3.2 Eurofins Scientific SE

      3. 6.3.3 Mérieux NutriSciences

      4. 6.3.4 ALS Limited

      5. 6.3.5 Neogen Corporation

      6. 6.3.6 Bureau Veritas S.A.

      7. 6.3.7 SGS SA

      8. 6.3.8 Microbac Laboratories Inc

      9. 6.3.9 Lifeasible

      10. 6.3.10 Crystal Chem Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Food Allergen Testing Industry Segmentation

A food allergen is a specific substance, typically a protein, present in certain foods that can trigger an abnormal immune response in some individuals. Food allergen testing involves identifying and quantifying the presence of specific allergens in food products. 

The food allergen testing market is segmented into technology, application, and geography. Based on technology, the market is segmented into immunoassay-based /ELISA, PCR, and other technologies. Based on application, the market is segmented into bakery and confectionery products, baby food and infant formula, seafood and meat products, dairy products, beverages, and other applications. Based on geography, the global food allergen testing market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa.

For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (in USD).

Immunoassay-based /ELISA
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)-based
Other Technologies
Seafood and Meat Products
Dairy Products
Bakery and Confectionery
Baby Food and Infant Formula
Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Food Allergen Testing Market Research FAQs

The Food Allergen Testing Market size is expected to reach USD 0.89 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 7.42% to reach USD 1.27 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Food Allergen Testing Market size is expected to reach USD 0.89 billion.

SGS S.A., Intertek Group PLC, Eurofins Scientific SE, Bureau Veritas S.A. and Microbac Laboratories are the major companies operating in the Food Allergen Testing Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Food Allergen Testing Market.

In 2023, the Food Allergen Testing Market size was estimated at USD 0.82 billion. The report covers the Food Allergen Testing Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Food Allergen Testing Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Food Allergen Testing Industry Report

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Food Allergen Testing Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)