The food certification market is estimated at USD 5.6 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 7.4 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2023 to 2028.
The demand for food certification is ascribed to a huge growth in customer preference for a healthy lifestyle and the rise in the demand for certified food for a better and healthy lifestyle is driving the overall Food Certification market growth.
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European consumers' emphasis on safe and trustworthy food products has led to a surge in the demand for certified food. Growing awareness of food allergies and intolerances increases the need for certifications that provide clear allergen information and meet dietary restrictions. Certifications ensure consumer safety, provide quality assurance, support regulatory compliance, facilitate market access, and address consumer preferences for transparency and ethical practices.
DEKRA, as a leading provider of food certification services, benefits from the increasing need for businesses to comply with stringent food safety and quality regulations. The company’s presence in multiple countries allows it to tap into the growing global market for food certification. DEKRA also supports companies in improving workplace safety and health through various services such as safety audits, risk assessments, training programs, and consultancy as international trade continues to expand, companies seeking to export their food products require certifications that comply with import regulations, creating a significant driver for DEKRA's services. DEKRA’s food certifications enables it to meet regulatory requirements and demonstrate their commitment to ensuring consumer safety.
SGS is a prominent global company providing inspection, verification, testing, and certification services across various industries, including the food sector. In the food certification market, SGS plays a significant role in ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance of food products throughout the supply chain. SGS helps businesses comply with internationally recognized food safety standards such as ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRCGS, SQF, and IFS. These certifications demonstrate that the company has implemented robust food safety management systems and adheres to strict hygiene and quality control measures.
There is a growing demand for transparency and traceability in the food supply chain. Consumers want to know where their food comes from and how it is produced. Food certifications provided by SGS help companies demonstrate the transparency of their supply chains.
Intertek Group plc (UK)
Intertek Group plc is a renowned global provider of testing, inspection, and certification services, including food certification. With expertise across various industries, Intertek assists food businesses in ensuring the safety and quality of food. In terms of food certification, it offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to the needs of food manufacturers, retailers, and regulatory bodies. This includes certifications for food safety, product quality, and supply chain transparency. Additionally, Intertek conducts allergen and contaminant testing and provides regulatory compliance support which enables the company to provide risk and allergen free certification facilities to its customers. The company has 23 principal subsidiaries and 29 food testing laboratories around the world.
AsureQuality (New Zealand)
AsureQuality’s business revolves around providing comprehensive food certification services tailored to the specific needs of its clients. The company offers a wide range of certifications and expertise. It helps businesses achieve and maintain globally recognized food safety standards. Ensuring transparency and traceability in the food supply chain is crucial. AsureQuality offers certifications and auditing services related to traceability, responsible sourcing, ethical supply chain management, and sustainable production practices. These certifications help companies demonstrate the integrity and transparency of their supply chains. The company embraces technological advancements to enhance its services and utilizes its advanced laboratory equipment, digital platforms, and data analytics to improve efficiency, accuracy, and transparency in its certification processes. Its expertise, reputation for excellence, collaborative approach, technological advancements, and global recognition makes it a preferred choice for businesses seeking reliable food certification and quality assurance services.
Bureau Veritas (France)
Bureau Veritas provides certifications that assure the quality, authenticity, and integrity of food products. This includes certifications for organic food, non-GMO labeling, gluten-free products, sustainable sourcing, fair trade, and other specialized certifications. Bureau Veritas has built a strong reputation as a trusted and reliable certification partner. Its certifications are widely recognized and accepted by regulatory bodies, industry stakeholders, and consumers. This reputation for integrity and impartiality instills confidence in clients and helps them gain market credibility. Bureau Veritas offers an integrated approach to food certification, providing a comprehensive suite of services beyond certification, including testing, inspection, training, and supply chain auditing. This holistic approach allows clients to access a complete range of solutions from a single provider, simplifying the certification process and ensuring comprehensive compliance.
Food Certification Market by Type (Iso 22000, Brc, Sqf, Ifs, Halal, Kosher, Free-Form Certifications), Application(Meat, Poultry, and Seafood, Dairy, Infant Food, Beverages, Bakery & Confectionery), Risk Category and Region - Global Forecast to 2028
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