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.
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.
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.
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. ‘
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
3.1.1 Growing Food Safety Awareness among Spaniards
3.1.2 Composition of the Spanish Food Industry
3.2.1 Feasibility Concerns with Food Safety Testing
3.3.1 Enabling Regulatory Policies and Improving Exports
4. Market Segmentation
4.1. By Contaminant Type
4.1.3 Pesticides and Residues
4.1.5 Food Allergen
4.2 By Food Type
4.2.2 Fruit and Vegetable
4.2.3 Meat and Poultry
4.2.4 Processed Food
4.3 By Technology
4.3.1 Traditional Technology
184.108.40.206 Agar Culturing
4.3.2 Rapid Technology
220.127.116.11 DuPont BAX system
18.104.22.168 PCR-based Testing
22.214.171.124 Immunoassay-based Testing
126.96.36.199 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
6.7 Bureau Veritas
6.8 TUV SUD
6.9 ALS Limited