Food Certification Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Food Certification Market is segmented by End-user Industry (Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Products, Dairy Products, Infant Food, Beverages, Bakery and Confectionery Products, and Other End-user Industries), Type ( ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management System, BRCGS., Halal certification, GMP+/FSA certification, and Other Certifications), and Geography (North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the organic food and beverages market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Food Certification Market Size
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 5.9 %
Food Certification Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The food certification market is projected to record a CAGR of 5.9 during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 crisis has significantly affected the market. This was due to the rising consciousness about the food and its quality among the consumers. During the pandemic, there was a change in the buying behavior among the consumers. The consumers were more focused on the types of food they were consuming and were also mostly preferring the food products that were properly labeled. The properly labeled food products and the food companies certified by various agencies play a vital role in the consumer's preferences because of the food safety these products carry. Bureau Veritas, which is one of the major players in this industry, estimated an organic growth in fiscal 2021 in marine-based food products. The company had a growth of 8.7% in operation compared to the pre-pandemic situation.

The major factors that are expected to drive the growth of the food certification market during the forecast period include increasing consumer awareness about certified food products, growing demand for processed meat products certification, and the rising prevalence of foodborne illness.

The rising concerns about artificial products around the world are also driving the market significantly.

Scope of the Report

The food certification market is based on an accredited and approved certification body. Control Union Certifications provide third-party certification audits against the main food safety. The report on the food certification market offers key insights into the latest developments. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, beverages, bakery and confectionery, infant nutrition, and other end-user industries. The market is also segmented by type into ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management System, BRCGS., Halal certification, GMP+/FSA, and other certifications. It also provides an analysis of the meat speciation testing market in the emerging and established regions, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The report offers market size and forecasts for the organic food and beverages market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

By End-user Industry
Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Products
Dairy Products
Infant Food
Bakery and Confectionery Products
Other End-user Industries
By Type
ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management System
Halal certification
Other Certifications
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

Rising Awareness about Global Standards and Food Safety

Global standards are developed, adopted, and identified in several ways. For instance, they are contributing to market growth and even incorporating the protection of the environment, consumer health, and public safety of workers. The standards and regulations have started playing a vital role with an increase in private equity firms, and in turn, the global standard paradigm is evolving gradually. According to a survey conducted by ISO, in order to compile the number of valid certifications issued by certification bodies (accredited by members of the International Accreditation Forum), ISO 14001 (environmental management) grew by 8%, outpacing the threshold of 3,00,000 certificates, while 4,200 organizations have been certified to the new quality management ISO 9001:2015, immediately after three months from the published date. Thus, the globalization of standards is driving the overall market studied, and also, the training and inspection market.

Food Certification Market Share

North America is the Largest Market

In the North American region, the certification bodies, via follow-up and thorough audits, make sure that the companies engaged in food and alcohol production follow adequate food management processes. According to the Department of Agriculture of the United States (USDA), strict regulatory norms force manufacturers to comply with the regulations and continue to drive the market. The food industry is profoundly impacted by new FSMA rules and consumers demand greater transparency when it comes to food consumption. This is expected to drive the demand for food certification. The United States led the North American market, owing to the growing health consciousness and consumer awareness of the side effects of adulterated food products in the region. Somerdale International, the leading importer of British cheeses and dairy products to the United States, has launched the first, fully-accredited, and non-GMO British Cheddar. The new “Westminster Sharp” has been accredited as non-GMO by NSF International.

Food Certification Market Value

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is a mature market. This is due to the presence of domestic and international players in the segment. Some of the major players in this market are Bureau Veritas, Eurofins Scientific, SCS Global Services, GFSI, and NSF. Most companies are actively involved in mergers and acquisitions, owing to globalization, and the leading global companies have a considerable share within the industry. The strategy behind mergers and acquisitions is also enabling these top players to sustain dominance over other regional players in the industry.

Major Players

  1. Bureau Veritas

  2. Eurofins

  3. SCS Global Services

  4. NSF International

  5. GFSI

Bureau Veritas, Eurofins Scientific, SCS Global Services, GFSI, and NSF.

Recent Developments

  • In 2022, SCS Global Services partnered with Water Council. According to the company, the strategy behind the partnership is to provide various companies with credible water stewardship. This will enable these enterprises to easily deal with the various problems. Thus, SCS Global Services is expanding the business into various sectors.
  • In 2021, Bureau Veritas acquired AET France, a France-based testing company, which provides product development and other testing services to consumers. According, to the company, the major strategy behind this acquisition is to strengthen the company's core research and development sector with the expertise given by AET France. Thus, the company can acknowledge deeply about a specific product and can offer better service to the consumers.
  • In 2021, Eurofins Scientific acquired Beacon Discovery, which is a preeminent drug discovery and contract research organization(CRO). The strategy behind the acquisition is to develop the research and development sector in the company. According to the company, this acquisition will accelerate the research and provide innovative techniques to get deep knowledge about various food drugs. Thus, the company is basically strengthening its core sector to provide better customer service in the future.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 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 End-user Industry

      1. 5.1.1 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Products

      2. 5.1.2 Dairy Products

      3. 5.1.3 Infant Food

      4. 5.1.4 Beverages

      5. 5.1.5 Bakery and Confectionery Products

      6. 5.1.6 Other End-user Industries

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management System

      2. 5.2.2 BRCGS

      3. 5.2.3 Halal certification

      4. 5.2.4 GMP+/FSA

      5. 5.2.5 Other Certifications

    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. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        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 Strategies Adopted by Players

    3. 6.3 Most Active Companies

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 DEKRA e.V.

      2. 6.4.2 Intertek Group PLC

      3. 6.4.3 SGS SA

      4. 6.4.4 Bureau Veritas

      5. 6.4.5 Eurofins

      6. 6.4.6 NSF International

      7. 6.4.7 BSI Group

      8. 6.4.8 GFSI

      9. 6.4.9 Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited

      10. 6.4.10 SCS Global Services

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Food Certification Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Food Certification Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.9% over the next 5 years.

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

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Bureau Veritas, Eurofins, SCS Global Services, NSF International, GFSI are the major companies operating in Food Certification Market.

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