Spain Food Safety Testing Market - Trends, Growth and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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Market Insights

The Spain food safety testing market is expected to reach USD 458.12 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 7.02% during the forecast period. In 2017, the contaminant testing market in Spain was dominated by pathogen testing followed by GMO testing. Fruit and vegetable testing dominated the food safety testing market in Spain in 2017 as the country is projected to be a horticulture hub in the European Union.

Growing Food Safety Awareness among Spaniards

The food safety testing market in Spain is driven by increasing consumer awareness regarding the quality and safety of the food products. The recent cases of food poisoning and subsequent product recalls have made the Spaniards all the more conscious about the overall quality of foods.  Agri-food products have been the backbone of the Spanish food safety policy. The superior quality-control procedures of Spanish food products, ranging from olive oils to premium wines, have secured Spain’s place in the globalized market.

The demand to meet test requirements (as per different regulations) for the trading of food products is a hurdle for the food safety testing market. In-house testing has been touted as an effective solution to overcome food safety testing challenges in Spain. Spanish requirements for certification and testing standards are adopted from the European Union (EU) directives. All the food products that meet the standards and certification requirements of the EU can be imported and sold in Spain without further testing. The growing export of animal-based products is expected to strengthen the food safety testing market in Spain, as these products are prone to microbial contamination and subsequent spoilage, if suitable checks are not in place.

Food Allergen Testing Segment Projects the Highest Growth Rate

The growing consumer’s concerns regarding residues of pesticides, herbicides, and toxins, owing to an increasing number of scientific studies describing their carcinogenic traits, have attracted greater attention of public authorities as well as food processors. Pathogen testing segment holds the highest market share of 59% in 2017. Companies are investing in sophisticated and rapid testing equipment that can carry out efficient and effective pathogen testing. The European Union (EU) has initiated a project EuroBioTox (European programme for the establishment of validated procedures for the detection and identification of biological toxins).


Fruit and vegetable testing dominated the food safety testing market in Spain in 2017 as the country is projected to be a horticulture hub in the European Union. However, the processed food segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment owing to the improvement in domestic demand and rapidly rising exports, especially to the countries in Asia-Pacific and Middle East. Processed foods are generally tested for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Hygiene Practices (GHP), spoilage indicator tests, residue, contaminant, toxin identification, shelf life, and stability.

Key Development

  • In 2018, Global public health organization NSF International introduced newly designed mobile app and website focused on sports supplement safety.
  • In 2017, SGS has become the first Certification Body approved to audit against the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) standards covering all regions of the world.

Competitive Landscape

The Spanish food safety testing market is highly competitive. The food safety testing market is growing and is dominated by the global players. To continue dominating the market, the key players seek to acquire local players. Companies like TUV SUD are expanding their product range with customized solutions in terms of food protection by developing various custom-tailored solutions.

Major companies: NSF International, SGS Group, Eurofins, Intertek, UL, DNV, Bureau Veritas, TUV SUD, ALS Limited, and Ecolab. ‘

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  • Analyzing outlook of the market with the recent trends and Porter’s five forces analysis
  • Market dynamics which essentially consider the factors which are impelling the present market scenario along with growth opportunities of the market in the years to come
  • Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and non-economic aspects
  • Regulatory aspects regarding the food safety testing market in various segments in Spain.
  • Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players along with the key strategies adopted for development in the past five years

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1. Introduction                

              1.1 Key Deliverables of the study             

              1.2 Study Assumptions 

              1.3 Market Definition     

2. Market Insights                         

              2.1 Market Overview      

              2.2 Regional Analysis    

3. Market Dynamics                     

              3.1 Drivers         

                      3.1.1 Growing Food Safety Awareness among Spaniards

                      3.1.2 Composition of the Spanish Food Industry

              3.2 Restraints

                      3.2.1 Feasibility Concerns with Food Safety Testing

              3.3 Opportunities

                      3.3.1 Enabling Regulatory Policies and Improving Exports

4. Market Segmentation

              4.1. By Contaminant Type

                      4.1.1 Pathogen

                      4.1.2 GMO's

                      4.1.3 Pesticides and Residues

                      4.1.4 Toxins

                      4.1.5 Food Allergen

                      4.1.6 Others

              4.2 By Food Type

                      4.2.1 Dairy

                      4.2.2 Fruit and Vegetable

                      4.2.3 Meat and Poultry

                      4.2.4 Processed Food

                      4.2.5 Others

              4.3 By Technology

                      4.3.1 Traditional Technology

                                   Agar Culturing


                      4.3.2 Rapid Technology

                                   DuPont BAX system

                                   PCR-based Testing

                                   Immunoassay-based Testing

                                   Convenience-based Testing


5. Competitive Landscape

              5.1 Market Share Analysis

              5.2 Most Active Companies

              5.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

6. Company Profiles        

              6.1 NSF International

              6.2 SGS Group

              6.3 Eurofins

              6.4 Intertek

              6.5 UL

              6.6 DNV

              6.7 Bureau Veritas

              6.8 TUV SUD

              6.9 ALS Limited

              6.10 Ecolab

7. Disclaimer

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