Food Certification Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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); by Type (ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management System, BRCGS, Halal certification, GMP+/FSA, and Other Certifications); and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers the market size and values in (USD Million) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

Food Certification Market Size

Food Certification Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 5.90 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Europe
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Food Certification Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Food Certification Market Analysis

The food certification market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.

The long-term growth of the TIC (Testing, Inspection, and Certification) market has been aided by an increase in corporate outsourcing of R&D operations as well as quality assurance work to third parties, increasing trade flows, and a growing global demand for regulation of materials, products, systems, and processes.

In recent years, the food industry has seen a rapid digitalization of food safety. Businesses began to use digital solutions to record food safety data more accurately, reduce human error, and improve overall compliance. The industry is only expected to embrace this trend more as new software programs and automated applications for food businesses hit the market.

Moreover, the rising concerns about artificial products around the world are driving the market significantly. Since 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.

Additionally, 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. According to WHO (World Health Organization) every year, one in every ten people in the world suffers from illness after eating contaminated food, and 420 000 die, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life. Each year, low- and middle-income countries lose USD 110 billion in productivity and medical costs due to unsafe food. Children under the age accounts account for 40% of the foodborne disease burden, with 125 000 deaths each year.

Food Certification 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. 

Moreover, with changing dietary behaviors, the expansion of chain restaurants, and the globalization of the food industry, ensuring food certification is becoming increasingly essential. The need to improve food safety systems within and across countries is becoming more evident as the world's food supply has become more globalized. The public and private sectors are being compelled to adopt hygienic food production due to the increase in the global population and increased awareness of the cleanliness of food production. This is where the requirements of the food certifications come into play, ensuring that the food industry complies with the law.

Food Certification Market: Total Number of PDO, PGI and TSG Food Products, Italy, 2021

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. 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. 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.

Additionally, according to the Global Food Security Index, 29% of US consumers are most concerned about chemical contamination in food, and 26% are concerned about foodborne illness.

Food Certification Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2021

Food Certification Industry Overview

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, Intertek Group PLC, SGS Group, and NSF International. 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. For instance, In September 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.

Food Certification Market Leaders

  1. Eurofins Scientific

  2. Bureau Veritas

  3. Intertek Group PLC

  4. SGS Group

  5. NSF International

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Food Certification Market Concentration

Food Certification Market News

  • In November 2022, SCS Global Services launched its plant-based certification program. The program promotes plant-based alternatives and recognizes innovation in a wide range of consumer products. Food, beverages, CBD, and body care products are all eligible for certification under the SCS-109 Standard. Certification ensures that no animal-derived ingredients are used in the production of the product. Furthermore, products for human and animal consumption must contain at least 95% plant-based ingredients, while other products, such as body care products, must contain at least 50% plant-based ingredients.
  • In November 2022, SGS SA introduced the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark to assist manufacturers and suppliers in demonstrating product compliance, safety, and performance. The SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark addresses mandatory and voluntary safety requirements. It increases traceability and consumer trust while simplifying market access and providing a competitive advantage. The certificate is regulated in various markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, European Union, and China.
  • In September 2022, Intertek Group PLC introduced a new vegan food certification mark to ensure complete trust in product claims. The Intertek Vegan Certification is intended to assess food products' suitability for vegan and plant-based consumers. This customized program goes above and beyond the standard label review to validate a vegan claim, utilizing Intertek's ATIC approach to complete third-party verification through auditing, testing, inspection, and training.

Food Certification 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

    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 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 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 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 TÜV SÜD AG

      2. 6.3.2 Intertek Group PLC

      3. 6.3.3 SGS Group

      4. 6.3.4 Bureau Veritas

      5. 6.3.5 Eurofins Scientific

      6. 6.3.6 NSF International

      7. 6.3.7 Compagnie Merieux Alliance SAS (Merieux Nutrisciences)

      8. 6.3.8 SCS Global Services

      9. 6.3.9 AsureQuality Limited

      10. 6.3.10 Det Norske Veritas Holding AS

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Food Certification Industry Segmentation

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. The food certification market is segmented into end-user industry, type, and geography. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into meat, poultry and seafood products, dairy products, infant food, beverages, bakery and confectionery, 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. Also, the study provides an analysis of the food certification market in emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

End-user Industry
Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Products
Dairy Products
Infant Food
Bakery and Confectionery Products
Other End-user Industries
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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Food Certification Market Research FAQs

The Food Certification Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Eurofins Scientific, Bureau Veritas, Intertek Group PLC, SGS Group and NSF International are the major companies operating in the Food Certification Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in the Food Certification Market.

Food Certification Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Food Certification market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Food Certification analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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