Food Allergen Testing Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Global Food Allergen Testing Market is Segmented by Technology (into, Biosensors-based, Immunoassay-based /ELISA, PCR, and Other Technologies), by Food Tested (into Bakery and Confectionery Products, Baby Food and Infant Formula, Meat and Poultry, Dairy Products, Beverages, and Others), and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

food allergen testing market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 8.32 %

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Market Overview

The global food allergen testing market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.32% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The increased awareness among consumers regarding the safety of food products they consume is expected to fuel the demand for the food allergen testing market. The growing consumer demand for fresh and suitable products has led to the adoption advanced food safety practices.
  • Peanuts and other tree nuts, milk, soy, and shellfish are the most common food allergens. In the United Kingdom. alone, more than 50% of children have some or other kind of food allergies. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 600 million people fall ill after eating contaminated food, resulting in approximately 420,000 deaths, each year. Children under the age of 5 are predominantly affected, representing 40% of the food-borne disease burden, and they account for 125,000 deaths. Such instances are fuelling the growth of the food safety industry across the world.

Scope of the Report

The global food allergen testing market is segmented by technology (into biosensors-based, immunoassay-based /ELISA, PCR, and other technologies) by food tested (as bakery and confectionery products, baby food and infant formula, meat and poultry, dairy products, beverages, and others), and by geography. By geography, the global food allergen testing market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. Owing to the robust demand for processed food products, and the number of ingredients and additives that are utilized in processing operations, the allergens have a high probability of detection in such food types.

By Technology
Immunoassay-based /ELISA
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)-based 
Other Technologies
By Food Tested
Meat and Poultry
Dairy Products
Bakery and Confectionery Products
Baby Food and Infant Formula
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 & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Prevalence of Food Allergies

Food allergy has emerged as a serious public health concern. The prevalence of food allergies is estimated to be around 2-4% in adults and 6-8% in children. Children are the most vulnerable population group to food allergy. Tthey are also two to four times more vulnerable to other allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema. The global food allergen testing market is driven by the increasing number of food allergies reported to medical establishments. Although children and teenagers are more prone to food allergies, at least 15% of food allergies are diagnosed for the first time in adulthood. Moreover, with the adverse non-toxic reactions (hypersensitivity), the prevalence rate of food allergies is mounting exponentially. The rising number of food allergy cases have prompted public health authorities around the world to take significant measures to curb the allergic reactions and its consequences.

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Europe to Witness Significant Growth During the Forecast Period

Europe is projected to be one of the fastest-growing regions in the food allergen testing market, due to stringent policies that were established to achieve high levels of food safety in the region. Peanuts, tree nuts, and fish are some of the common allergenic foods that caused frequent allergies in the European population. The prevalence of food allergy in Europe is uncertain. The prevalence of food allergy in Europe was estimated to be between 3% and 4 %, in children and adults, respectively. More than 17 million Europeans have a food allergy, and hospital admissions for severe reactions in children rose by seven-fold during the past decade, according to the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. One of the main objectives of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is to minimize the occurrence of food allergic reactions triggered by the consumption of undeclared allergens. The food allergen testing market in Europe is driven by the rising awareness among Europeans regarding their sensitivities to certain foods, coupled with the strictest compliance enforced by regulatory authorities.

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Competitive Landscape

The global market of the food allergen is highly dynamic and intensely competitive, with key players looking for greater market penetration, especially in the developed markets, where the regulatory compliance is the strictest and the public awareness regarding food allergens is also high. Major players in the global food allergen testing market include Neogen Corporation, Eurofins SGS Group, Bureau Veritas, Intertek Group PLC, and TUV SUD.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    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 By Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Biosensors-based 

      2. 5.1.2 Immunoassay-based /ELISA

      3. 5.1.3 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)-based 

      4. 5.1.4 Other Technologies

    2. 5.2 By Food Tested

      1. 5.2.1 Meat and Poultry

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy Products

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Bakery and Confectionery Products

      5. 5.2.5 Baby Food and Infant Formula

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    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 & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Most Adopted Strategy

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Intertek Group PLC

      2. 6.4.2 TUV SUD SPB Pte. Ltd

      3. 6.4.3 Eurofins Scientific

      4. 6.4.4 Merieux NutriSciences

      5. 6.4.5 ALS Limited

      6. 6.4.6 Asurequality Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Neogen Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH

      9. 6.4.9 SGS SA

      10. 6.4.10 Microbac Laboratories Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Food Allergen Testing Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Food Allergen Testing Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.32% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

Eurofins Scientific, SGS S.A., Intertek Group PLC, Neogen Corporation, TUV SUD SPB Pte. Ltd. are the major companies operating in Food Allergen Testing Market.

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