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Food Allergen Testing Market by Source (Peanuts & Soy, Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts, Seafood), Technology (PCR-Based, Immunoassay-Based (Elisa)), Food Tested (Bakery & Confectionery, Infant Food), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: January 2017
Report Code: FB 4890

 

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The food allergen testing market, in terms of value, is projected to reach USD 760.7 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2016 to 2022. Labeling-compliance, growing allergic reactions among consumers, consumer complaints (food recalls), and implementation of stringent food safety regulations are some of the factors driving this market.

The years considered for the study are as follows:

  • Base year – 2015
  • Estimated year – 2016
  • Projected year – 2022
  • Forecast period – 2016 to 2022

The objectives of the report

  • To define, segment, and project the size of the global food allergen testing market on the basis of source, technology, food tested
  • To understand the structure of the food allergen testing market by identifying its various subsegments
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges)
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide a competitive landscape of market trends
  • To project the size of the market and its submarkets, in terms of value, with respect to four regions (along with their respective key countries): North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)

Research Methodology:

  • Major regions were identified, along with countries contributing the maximum share
  • Secondary research was carried out to determine the number of food allergen cases and incidence in regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW; trends for food testing industry, and their contribution
  • The market research is carried out through secondary sources such as World Allergen Organization (WAO), Codex Alimentaurius Commission (CODEX), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The European Federation of National Associations of Measurement, Testing, and Analytical Laboratories (EUROLAB), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), while their market share in respective regions have been determined through both, primary and secondary research. The research methodology includes the study of annual and financial reports of top market players, as well as interviews with industry experts (such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and marketing executives) for key insights (both, quantitative and qualitative) for the food allergen testing market.

Food Allergen Testing Market

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Target Audience

The stakeholders for the report are as follows:

  • Manufacturers, importers & exporters, traders, distributors, and suppliers of equipment, reagents, chemicals, and other related consumables
  • Food allergen testing solutions providers
  • Food allergen testing laboratories
  • Food processors
  • Food manufacturers
  • Government and research organizations
  • Trade associations and industry bodies

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the food allergen testing market based on source, food tested, technology, and region.

Based on Source, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Peanut & soy
  • Wheat
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Treenuts
  • Seafood
  • Others (sulfites and other cereals)

Based on Technology, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Immunoassay based /ELISA (Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay)
  • Others (LC-MC/MS, test kits, and other chromatographic equipment)

Based on Food Tested, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Bakery & confectionery
  • Infant food
  • Processed foods
  • Dairy products & alternatives
  • Seafood and meat products
  • Others (savory items, sauce, and food additives)

Based on Region, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW (Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa)

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 18)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
    1.4 Periodization Considered for the Study
    1.5 Currency Considered
    1.6 Stakeholders
    1.7 Limitations

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 23)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primaries
                    2.1.2.3 Key Industry Insights
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 32)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 36)
    4.1 Opportunities in the Food Allergen Testing Market
    4.2 Food Allergen Testing Market: Major Countries
    4.3 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source
    4.4 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Technology
    4.5 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source & Region
    4.6 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Food Tested & Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 41)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 Source
           5.2.2 Technology
           5.2.3 Food Tested
           5.2.4 Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Labeling-Compliance to Drive Allergen Testing
                               5.3.1.1.1 Advisory Labeling
                    5.3.1.2 Growing Allergic Reactions Among Consumers
                    5.3.1.3 Consumer Complaints (Food Recalls)
                    5.3.1.4 Implementation of Stringent Food SAfety Regulations
                               5.3.1.4.1 HACCP & GMP Implemented the Most for Allergen Management
                    5.3.1.5 International Trade of Food Materials
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Lack of Food Control Infrastructure & Resources in Developing Countries
                    5.3.2.2 Lack of Awareness About Labeling Regulations
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Technological Advancements in the Testing Industry
                               5.3.3.1.1 Multi-Allergen Screening System
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Technical Difficulties During Sampling, Testing, and Protein Identification
                    5.3.4.2 Lack of Standardization in Allergen Testing Practices

6 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source (Page No. - 56)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Peanut & Soy
    6.3 Wheat
           6.3.1 Gluten
    6.4 Milk
    6.5 Egg
    6.6 Tree Nuts
    6.7 Seafood
    6.8 Others

7 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Technology (Page No. - 82)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)-Based
    7.3 Immunoassay Based/Elisa (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay)
    7.4 Other Tests/Techniques

8 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Food Tested (Page No. - 88)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Bakery & Confectionery
    8.3 Infant Food
    8.4 Processed Food
    8.5 Dairy Products & Alternatives
    8.6 Seafood & Meat Products
    8.7 Other Foods

9 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Region (Page No. - 102)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 France
           9.3.3 U.K.
           9.3.4 Italy
           9.3.5 Poland
           9.3.6 Rest of Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 India
           9.4.4 Australia & New Zealand
           9.4.5 Rest of Asia Pacific
    9.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
           9.5.1 Brazil
           9.5.2 Argentina
           9.5.3 South Africa
           9.5.4 Others in RoW

10 Regulations for the Food Allergen Testing Market (Page No. - 135)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 International Bodies for Food Safety Standards and Regulations
             10.2.1 Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)
     10.3 Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
     10.4 North America
             10.4.1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
                        10.4.1.1 Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act
                        10.4.1.2 U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (Fsis)
             10.4.2 Canada
                        10.4.2.1 Health Canada Food Allergens Labeling
             10.4.3 Mexico
     10.5 Europe
             10.5.1 European Union Regulations
             10.5.2 European Food Information Council - Food Allergen Labeling
             10.5.3 Germany
             10.5.4 U.K.
     10.6 Asia-Pacific
             10.6.1 China
             10.6.2 India
                        10.6.2.1 Food Safety Standards Amendment Regulations, 2012
                        10.6.2.2 Food Safety Standards Amendment Regulations, 2011
                        10.6.2.3 Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
             10.6.3 Australia & Nea Zealand
                        10.6.3.1 Food Standards Australia & New Zealand
             10.6.4 Japan
     10.7 RoW
             10.7.1 Brazil

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 144)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Key Market Strategies
     11.3 Competitive Situations & Trends
             11.3.1 Expansions & Investments
             11.3.2 Acquisitions
             11.3.3 Agreements, Collaborations, Partnerships, and New Technology Launches
             11.3.4 New Service/Product Launches

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 152)
(Business Overview, Service, Products Offered, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 SGS S.A.
     12.3 Intertek Group PLC
     12.4 TUV SUD PSB Pte. Ltd.
     12.5 ALS Limited
     12.6 Eurofins Scientific Se
     12.7 Merieux Nutrisciences Corporation
     12.8 Asurequality Ltd.
     12.9 Microbac Laboratories, Inc.
     12.10 Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH
     12.11 Symbio Laboratories

*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 182)
     13.1 Discussion Guide
     13.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.3 More Company Developments
             13.3.1 Acquisitions
             13.3.2 Expansions & Investments
             13.3.3 Agreements, Collaborations, Partnerships, and New Technology Launches
             13.3.4 New Service/Products Launches
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports
     13.7 Author Details


List of Tables (125 Tables)

Table 1 Causes of Food-Induced Anaphylaxis in Children, By Country
Table 2 Allergen Recalls, 2010–2015
Table 3 Recent Allergen Recalls in U.S. in 2015
Table 4 Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Unexpected Sources of Peanut & Soy Allergy
Table 6 Peanut & Soy: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Peanut & Soy: North American Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Peanut & Soy: European Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Peanut &Soy: Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Peanut & Soy: RoW Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Unexpected Sources of Wheat Allergy
Table 12 Wheat: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Wheat: North American Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Wheat: European Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Wheat: Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Wheat: RoW Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Unexpected Sources of Milk Allergy
Table 18 Milk: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Milk: North American Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Milk: European Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Milk: Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Milk: RoW Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Unexpected Sources of Egg Allergy
Table 24 Egg: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Egg: North American Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Egg: European Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Egg: Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Egg: RoW Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Unexpected Sources of Tree Nuts
Table 30 Tree Nuts: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Tree Nuts: North American Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Tree Nuts: European Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Tree Nuts: Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Tree Nuts: RoW Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Unexpected Sources of Seafood Allergy
Table 36 Seafood: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Seafood: North American Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Seafood: European Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Seafood: Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Seafood: RoW Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Unexpected Sources of Other Allergens
Table 42 Others: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Others: North American Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Others: European Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Others: Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Others: RoW Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 PCR-Based Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Immunoassay (Elisa)-Based Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Other Tests in Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Bakery & Confectionery: Major Allergens & Adverse Reactions
Table 53 Bakery & Confectionery Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Infant Food: Major Allergens & Adverse Reactions
Table 55 Infant Food Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Processed Food: Major Allergens & Adverse Reactions
Table 57 Processed Food Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Dairy Products & Alternatives: Major Allergens & Adverse Reactions
Table 59 Dairy Product & Alternatives Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Seafood & Meat Products: Major Allergens & Adverse Reactions
Table 61 Seafood & Meat Product Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 Other Foods Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 North America: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 65 North America: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 North America: Food Allergen Testing, By Food Tested, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 67 North America: Food Allergen Testing, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 U.S.: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 69 Canada: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 70 Mexico: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 71 Europe: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 72 Europe: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 73 Europe: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 74 Europe: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 75 Germany: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 76 France: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 77 U.K.: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 78 Italy: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 79 Poland: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 80 Rest of Europe: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 81 Asia-Pacific: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Country, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 82 Asia-Pacific: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 83 Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing, By Food Tested, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 84 Asia-Pacific Food Allergen Testing, By Technology, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 85 China: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 86 Japan: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014 - 2022 (USD Million)
Table 87 India: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014 - 2022 (USD Million)
Table 88 Australia & New Zealand: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 89 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 90 RoW: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 91 RoW: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 92 RoW: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Food Tested, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 93 RoW: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Technology, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 94 Brazil: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 95 Argentina: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 96 South Africa: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 97 Others in RoW: Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 98 Expansions & Investments, 2011–2016
Table 99 Acquisitions, 2011–2016
Table 100 Agreements, Collaborations, Partnerships, and New Technology Launches, 2011–2016
Table 101 New Services/Product Launches, 2011–2016
Table 102 SGS S.A. : Services Offered
Table 103 SGS S.A. : Recent Developments
Table 104 Intertek Group PLC: Services Offered
Table 105 Intertek Group PLC. : Recent Developments
Table 106 TUV SUD PSB Pte. Ltd. : Services Offered
Table 107 TUV SUD PSB Pte. Ltd.: Recent Developments
Table 108 ALS Limited: Services Offered
Table 109 ALS Limited: Recent Developments
Table 110 Eurofins Scientific: Services Offered
Table 111 Eurofins Scientific: Recent Developments
Table 112 Merieux Nutrisciences Corporation : Services Offered
Table 113 Merieux Nutrisciences Corporation : Recent Developments
Table 114 Asurequality Limited: Services Offered
Table 115 Asurequality Limited: Recent Developments
Table 116 Microbac Laboratories, Inc.: Services Offered
Table 117 Microbac Laboratories, Inc.: Recent Developments
Table 118 Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH: Services Offered
Table 119 Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH: Recent Developments
Table 120 Symbio Laboratories : Services Offered
Table 121 Symbio Laboratories : Recent Developments
Table 122 Acquisitions, 2011–2016
Table 123 Expansions & Investments, 2011–2016
Table 124 Agreements, Collaborations, Partnerships, and New Technology Launches, 2011–2016
Table 125 New Service/Product Launches, 2010–2016


List of Figures (53 figures)

Figure 1 Food Allergen Testing Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Food Allergen Testing Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Food Allergen Testing Market Size, 2016 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 7 Food Allergen Testing Market Snapshot, By Type, 2016 vs 2022
Figure 8 Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2016–2022
Figure 9 Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2016–2022 (USD Million)
Figure 10 Food Allergen Testing Market Share (Value), By Region, 2015
Figure 11 Growing Allergic Reactions Among Consumers Drive the Growth of the Food Allergen Testing Market
Figure 12 U.S. is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Peanut & Soy Segment is Projected to Dominate the European Food Allergen Testing Market Through 2022
Figure 14 Immunoassay-Based Technology is Projected to Dominate the Food Allergen Testing Market By 2022
Figure 15 Peanut & Soy Segment Accounted for Largest Market, 2015
Figure 16 Processed Food Segment is Projected to Be Largest Market, 2016–2022
Figure 17 Key Areas of Consideration for Allergen Management in A Supply Chain
Figure 18 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Source
Figure 19 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Technology
Figure 20 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Food Tested
Figure 21 Food Allergen Testing Market Snapshot, By Region
Figure 22 Market Dynamics: Food Allergen Testing Market
Figure 23 Proper Labeling to Minimize Allergen Cross-Contact & Unintentional Contamination
Figure 24 ‘May Contain’ in Advisory Labeling Was Preferred the Most By Consumers
Figure 25 Food Allergy Prevalence in 2013 Among Children of All Ages (0-18 Years)
Figure 26 HACCP & GMP are the Most Productive Systems for Allergen Management
Figure 27 Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Source, 2016 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 28 Peanut & Soy: Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2016 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 29 Advancements in Immunoassay (Elisa) Technology Drives the Food Allergen Testing Market Growth
Figure 30 Continuously Changing Stringent Food Allergen Labeling Regulations are Driving the European Food Allergen Testing Market Growth
Figure 31 Food Allergen Testing Market, By Food Tested
Figure 32 Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2016–2022 (USD Million)
Figure 33 Processed Food Allergen Testing Market Size, By Region, 2016–2022 (USD Million)
Figure 34 The U.S. Held the Largest Share in the Food Allergen Testing Market, 2015
Figure 35 North American Market Snapshot
Figure 36 European Market Snapshot: U.K. to Command the Largest Share in the Food Allergen Testing Market
Figure 37 Food Avoided Due to Allergies Among Populations of Age Above 2 Years
Figure 38 Acquisitions and Expansions & Investments: Leading Approach of Key Companies
Figure 39 Food Allergen Testing Market Developments, By Growth Strategy, 2011–2016
Figure 40 Food Allergen Testing Market Growth Strategies, By Company, 2011–2016
Figure 41 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top Five Market Players
Figure 42 SGS SA: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 SGS S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Intertek Group PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Intertek Group PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 TUV SUD PSB Pte. Ltd. : Company Snapshot
Figure 47 TUV SUD PSB Pte. Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 ALS Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 ALS Limited: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Eurofins Scientific Se: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Eurofins Scientific Se: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Merieux Nutrisciences Corporation : SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Asurequality Limited: Company Snapshot

The food allergen testing market size is projected to reach USD 760.7 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2016 to 2022. The market is driven by labelling-compliance in various food industries, growing allergic reactions among consumers, consumer complaints (food recalls), implementation of stringent food safety regulations, and international trade of food materials.

The global market, based on type, has been segmented as peanut & soy, wheat, milk, egg, tree nuts, seafood, and others which include sulfites and other cereals. The peanut & soy segment is projected to be the largest and fastest growing in food allergen market through 2022. The high occurrence of food allergy in children and adults due to peanut & soy allergen has driven the market.

The food allergen testing market, on the basis of technology, is segmented into polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based, immunoassay-based/ELISA (Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), and others, which include LC-MC/MS, test kits, and other chromatographic technologies. The immunoassay-based technology is often used in food allergen testing. Immunoassays are analytical measurement systems that use antibodies as test reagents. Antibodies are proteins produced in the serum of animals in response to foreign substances (antigens) and specifically bind the substance that elicited their production. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based is the second largest technology used to detect allergen in the food. The testing market through immunoassay-based/ELISA (Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay) technologies is largely driven by its low cost, and accurate & quick results, among other advantages.

The global market, based on food tested, is categorized into bakery & confectionery, infant food, processed food, dairy products & its alternatives, seafood & meat products, and others, which include savory items, sauce, and other additives. The processed food segment is projected to be the largest and the fastest growing market in the food allergen testing market. The processed food segment is incorporated by a wide number of products such as snacks, packaged products, convenience food products, and ready-to-cook food products and there are huge number of processed food allergy cases and complaints from the consumers. This in turn has led the market for processed food testing to be the largest in the food allergen testing.

Food Allergen Testing Market

The global market was dominated by the European region in 2015. Food allergen policies have been strengthened by the contributed efforts from Control Laboratories (CLs), National reference laboratories (NRLs), and EU Reference Laboratories (EURLs), and European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAAACI), implementation of food safety regulations, large number of consumer complaints, and labelling compliance has driven the European food allergen testing market. North America is the fastest growing food allergen testing market. The growing food allergic patients and the international trading of food materials in the North American countries such as the U.S. have propelled the labeling requirement and allergen confirmation in the foods.

Lack of food control infrastructure & resources in developing countries and lack of awareness about food safety regulations among food manufacturers are the restraining factors in this market. Some of the leading players include SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Intertek Group plc (U.K.), TUV SUD Psb Pte. Ltd. (Germany), ALS Limited (Australia), and Eurofins Scientific SE (Luxembourg). In 2016, Intertek announced its collaboration with China Quality Certification Center (CQC) formalizing their cooperation in national certifications, such as China Compulsory Product Certification (CCC), as well as international certifications. In the same year, Intertek acquired the Italian company Food International Trust (“FIT-Italia”), which provides a wide range of assurance, testing, and certification services. In 2014, ALS Limited (Australia) acquired Kingmoor Technical Services Limited (England). The acquisition would help in expanding food and pharmaceutical testing in the U.K. It would provide a wider range of testing services, including nutritional, vitamins & additives, pesticides, and allergen testing and a platform to expand geographically into Scotland and England. In 2015, Intertek Group Plc (U.K.) expanded its testing and consulting services to support Non-Intentionally Added Substance (NIAS) regulations to ensure food safety.

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