Food Certification Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Food certification Market by Application - Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Dairy, Infant Food, Beverages, and Bakery & Confectionary for 2021 – 2031

Food Certification Market Snapshot

The food certification market will register impressive growth with the overall valuation forecast to surpass US$ 8.4 Bn in 2021. The market’s worth will increase at an astounding CAGR of 10.8% between 2021 and 2031.

The market also registered an impressive year-on-year growth at 10.30% CAGR in 2021 owing to the increasing demand for processed meat and halal-food products. Increasing cases of food-borne infection will create opportunities for growth in the coming years.

Key Points Covered in Food Certification Market Study

  • Market estimates and forecast 2021 – 2031
  • Key drivers and restrains impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competitive Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact On Food Certification Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2016 – 2020 Food Certification Demand in Comparison to 2021 – 2031 Demand Outlook

Rise in foodborne diseases and increasing demand for organic food resulted in growth of the food certification market in the past five years. The market registered 8.90% CAGR from 2016 to 2020, says Future Market Insights.

Around 600 million people fall ill every year after consumption of adulterated and contaminated food. Among which, over 420,000 people die every year resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life years, says the report of World Health Organization (WHO).

With focus on food safety rising, the demand in the food certification market will rise at an impressive pace.

Food certification has become imperative especially since the demand for halal meat products and organic food is rising across the globe. Emergence of multi-domestic retail food services has pushed the market for food certification considerably.

Rising urbanization and industrialization in emerging economies of Asia and the Middle East will fuel the demand for food certifications.

Governments across the globe are tightening the regulations and imposing new norms that will enhance the quality and security of food. This, coupled with rising awareness regarding ingredients used in food as a result of growing consumption of meat products, has been fuelling the demand for food certifications.

Popularity of Multi-Domestic Food Service and E-Retail Chains to Shape the Market

With rapid shift to processed and convenient food, food certification remains of paramount importance. Emergence of e-commerce platforms and online food delivery services will propel the need for food certification worldwide.

Advent of multi-domestic food services, especially in India and China, is compelling governing bodies and agencies to monitor the safety and quality of food. Imposition of several food certification policies is helping the growth of the market.

A large number of companies are adopting food certification method to meet the burgeoning demand of halal and ‘free-from’ certification food. Food producers are adopting these methods to maintain their position in the industry and to garner consumers’ trust.

This particularly will aid the market growth in the coming years. Demand for halal food products from the Muslim countries in Middle East have amped up the demand for food-certification of meat products. Hence, food certifications will continue to gain traction as a necessity and with globalization of food sector.

How will COVID-19 Impact the Food Certification Market?

Rising influence of the food fusion community across the globe and demand for processed and convenience food with cleaner ingredient list are aiding growth in the food certification market.

Increasing influx of multi-domestic food retail chains, especially across India, China, and the U.S., with their mixed product offering is pushing regulatory bodies to control this market. The food certification helps food producers, food service providers, and food retail chains to follow a safe procedure and have a hygienic production environment.

Sudden outbreak of coronavirus epidemic negatively impacted health and well-being of people across the globe. There has been a sudden shift in the everyday routine and shopping pattern of consumers.

Consumers are now hyperaware about the products they are buying. Need for transparency in the food ingredients and clean-label effect have uplifted the food certification market scenario. COVID-19 has created a ripple effect which is shaking the global economy, subsequently impacting the food certification market.

As governments in the countries are taking preventive measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, there are some negative impact on the global food supply chain. The unexpected impact of COVID-19 on global trade and food security is likely to hamper the growth prospects.

Country-wise Analysis

Why Is the U.S leading the Food Certification Market?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that annually around 48 million cases of foodborne illness are recorded. And each year these foodborne diseases result in nearly 128,000 cases of hospitalization.

Increased adoption of meat processed food results in fraud cases of meat products. Improperly canned foods, raw and undercooked poultry, contaminated dairy and other adulteration incidents is continuously increasing the chances of foodborne diseases in the country.

Organism like bacillus cereus, clostridium botulinum, and cryptosporidium are quite common that causes severe cases of food poisoning due to adulterated and malpractices in food items. Hence, to curb the cases of foodborne diseases, governing bodies have imposed stringent regulations that has bolstered the need for food certification in the U.S.

Pathogens such as Norovirus, Salmonella are quite common that are caused due to meat products. Food vendors and producers are increasingly becoming aware of the burgeoning demand for clean label and transparency in food items.

Also, demand for halal and kosher food has been increasing over the past few years in the U.S., compelling the producers for the halal and kosher certification. Additionally, vegan lifestyle has become widely popular in the country.

Demand for vegan, natural, and organic food have increased the need for organic food certification or ‘free-from- certification adhering to the stringent government policies.

With the U.S. leading the growth of food certification, North America food certification market will witness impressive growth at 8.8% CAGR during the forecast period, estimates Future Market Insights.

How Big is the Growth Opportunity in Japan?

Japan is anticipated to register steady growth in food certification market over the coming years, opines Future Market Insights. Japan will hold over 27.9% of global market share owing to the increasing demand for organic food in the country.

Increasing demand for processed meat food have resulted in increasing cases of foodborne diseases in the country. Increase in malpractices, and adulteration incidents for meat & meat merchandise have resulted in growth of food certification market.

Several governing bodies in Japan are initiating certification program such as Japan External Trade Organization, which has taken upon the responsibility to certify 6,556 stores and restaurants as of May 2021.

Increasing demand for organic food coupled with rising awareness for clean-label ingredient food have improved the need for food certification across Japan. Owing to the growing health consciousness on the side effects of adulterated food products in Japan, food regulatory bodies have imposed stricter regulations.

Developing food infrastructure and growing food scrutiny will also improve the growth of food certification market in Japan.

What is Driving Food Certification Market Growth in India?

Clean-label food movement has been gaining momentum in India within the past few years. With increasing consciousness for health and increasing demand for natural and organic food have improved the growth of food certification market.

Rising prevalence of foodborne diseases in India have generated the need for food certification. Nearly 150 million people fell ill with foodborne diseases in South Asia and India was among the top countries, says a report of World Health Organization.

International Livestock Research Institute estimated, by 2030 India will have nearly 177 million cases of foodborne disease due to the unhygienic practices in rural and urban regions. However, outbreak of COVID-19 has compelled the people in the country to become more concerned towards their health.

Even the government and regulatory bodies are tightening the norms and regulations to curb the cases of food poisoning and food borne diseases. Increased consumption of meat products and organic food have resulted in high demand for food certification in the country.

Backed by these factors, India is expected to witness prolific growth over the coming years. Expansion of food infrastructure will aid the growth of food certification market combined with rising disposable income in the country.

FMI predicts, owing to the increasing health awareness and rise in demand for kosher and halal food certification, the market is anticipated to grow manifold in the upcoming years.

What Is Influencing Food Certification Market Growth in China?

The demand for food certification in China is on the rise due to the expansion of food infrastructure and rising demand for meat processed food in the country. Increasing cases of foodborne disease in China are increasing the need for food certification in the country.

Rising consumption of meat, poultry, and sea-food in the country have paved the way for numerous foodborne diseases in the country, Recently, in 2018, China experienced the outbreak of Norovirus which is common outbreak that have caused 80% of all reported outbreaks in past 13 years.

The outbreak was caused due to unhygienic food delivery services, and adulterated food in the country. Stricter norms were imposed in the country after the outbreak by regulatory bodies.

Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a food-borne gastroenteritis-causing bacterium, was the major cause of this food-borne disease in Southern China, as per the BMC Public Health study.

Unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 has alerted the governing bodies and consumers regarding the safety procedure and management of food products and services. Stricter norms have been imposed and meat processed food certification have increased in the country.

As per FMI’s analysis, food certification market in China is anticipated to register healthy growth in the next decade.

Category-wise Insights

Which Type of Food Certification Will Gain Traction?

As per Future Market Insights, free-from certifications type and ISO 22000 are anticipated to dominate the segment. Increasing demand for organic food and natural products is a major factor driving the growth of the segment.

Due to increasing choice of lifestyle for vegan and organic food, regulatory bodies are insisting on food getting verified and certified if they are gluten-free or allergen free. Owing to the rising demand for vegan and organic food, ‘free-from’ certification is anticipated to have tremendous growth during the forecast period.

However, increasing food safety standards have increased the demand for ISO 22000 food certification. Strict food industry standards and certificate requirements have increased the need for food producers to get the international certification, ISO 22000.

Rising number of government initiatives and continuous awareness for clean-label food is driving the need for food certification. ISO 22000 sets out all the requirement for food safety management system. The benefit to segregate all kinds of food organization and ability to map out what an organization needs to do to control the food safety is another driver.

As ISO 22000 is internationally accepted and which combines the safety measure for ISO9001 and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system, it is recommended for all type of food products.

Implementation of ISO 22000 can result in improved management, assurance on quality, less food borne diseases, control focused on development in food management and safety.

Governments get great benefits such as technological and scientific knowledge in the development of safety, health, and environmental legislation. The growth of ISO 22000 is anticipated to be positive, also as it is suitable for all regulators.

Which is the Primary Application in Food Certification Market?

By application type, the food certification market is segmented into meat, poultry, seafood, bakery & confectionary, dairy, infant food, and others. With increased demand for processed meat and organic food, growth of food certification market is ascertained.

As the cases of meat fraud and malpractices are increasing, consumers are becoming more aware with the quality and label of the food they buy. Increasing demand for clean label certification, for halal meat, organic food, and baby food, have bolstered the market growth.

As per Future Market Insights, application in meat and organic food will hold the lion’s share during the forecast period. The worldwide increase in malpractices, and variety of food regarding meat products have resulted in controlled growth of food certification.

Jewish and Muslim population, especially in the Middle East and South Asia region are driving the demand for halal and kosher certification for meat & meat merchandise. Stringent regulatory policies from governing bodies are another factor that are driving the demand of food certification for meat & meat processed food.

Competitive Landscape

Key players in the market are adopting winning strategies such as collaborations and mergers among leading players. Food companies are adopting food certification methods that is creating lucrative opportunities for the key players.

Most of the companies are actively involved in mergers and acquisition, following the thriving globalization trend in food sector. As per the analysis, top players contribute around 35-45% of global market share.

  • In January 2021, Upcycled Food Association (UFA) announced the adoption of the upcycled certification standard that would help consumers to identify products that help prevent food waste.
  • In June 2021, BlueNalu, a leading innovative food company developing variety of seafood directly from fish cells, announced the framework for food safety and quality assurance for cell-cultured seafood and commitment to GFSI third-party certification.

Food Certification Market – Report Scope



Forecast Period

2021 – 2031

Historical Period

2016 - 2020

Market Analysis

US$ Bn for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America, Germany, U.K., France Italy, China, India, Japan, GCC Countries, South Africa, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand

Key Segments Covered

By Type, By Application Type, and By Region

Key Companies Profiled

AsureQuality Limited, Bureau Veritas, DEKRA SE, DNV GL, Eurofins Scientific, Intertek Group Plc., Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, SGS SA, TÜV SÜD, and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Report Coverage

Market Overview, Market Background, Market Forecast, Segmental Analysis, Regional Profiling and Competition Analysis

Customization & Pricing

Available upon Request

Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • What is the current food certification market value?

    The food certification market is expected to surpass a valuation of US$ 8.4 Bn in 2021

  • At what rate did the food certification market grow during 2016 and 2020?

           The food certification market witnessed an impressive growth at 8.90% CAGR during 2016 and 2020.

  • What are the key trends driving food certification sales?

    Rising trend of transparency and clean label products within food sector is driving the demand for food certification.

  • Who are the leading players in the food certification market?

    Intertek Group PLC, SGS SA, UREAU Veritas SA, Eurofins Scientific SE, and ALS Limited are the top players leading the food certification market.

  • What is the demand outlook for North America food certification market?

           Demand for food certification across North America is set to soar at an astounding CAGR of over 8.8% during the forecast period.

  • What is the Europe market outlook for food certification?

    Europe food certification market will exhibit an impressive growth at 9.9% CAGR during the forecast period.

  • Which are the top countries driving the food certification demand?

    Top countries in terms of food certification sales are the U.S., the U.K, Germany, India, and China.

  • What is the share of leading players in food certification market?

           Leading players of global food certification market is expected to contribute around 35-45% of total market share.

  • What is the current market share of Japan and South Korea in the global food certification market?

    In 2021, South Korea accounted for 19.4% market share while Japan held over 27.9% of global market share.

Key Segments Covered in Food Certification Market Study:

By Type:

  • BRC Food
  • IFS Food
  • ISO 22000
  • FSSC 22000
  • Global GAP
  • Organic
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Others

By Application Type:

  • Bakery & Confectionery
  • Dairy Products
  • Processed & Packaged Food
  • Infant Food
  • Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic Beverages
  • Functional Food
  • Meat & Poultry Products
  • Seafood

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa

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