Separating Bio Molecules in Consumables with High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
Food testing methods, such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), split and recognize biological molecules - amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins – as well as track non-volatile substances existing in food packaging materials with good precision. HPLC exhibits greater speed and sensitivity as compared to LC (liquid chromatography), owing to application of high pressure – up to 4000psi. Ion-exchange HPLC aids in determining the amount of nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorous, and halide ions in food and beverage industry. In addition, the method helps in deducing the dissolved inorganic and organic ions in natural and processed waters.
The column housing in HPLC comprises of stainless steel owing to high tolerance towards multitude of liquids. The detector – nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) – in a HPLC system identifies and quantifies the constituents of the analyte that separate from the columns in a single integrated process. Multi-piston pumps decrease instability in the separation under high pressures, maintaining the flow rate. The software-enabled data collection systems receive the signal from the detectors to process, acquire, and recreate chromatographic data. In addition, the advanced data recorders exhibit features such as, peak-fitting, base line rectification, automatic concentration calculation, and molecular weight determination. Further, the computer decodes and integrate the chromatographic data, producing a comprehensible chromatograph.
However, HPLC is a cost prohibitive process. The testing method, in reverse phase, is ineffective in separating certain solvents, including polysaccharides, polynucleotides and hydrophobic compounds.
Food Testing Market – Key Research Findings
The availability of new and improved techniques for the detection of various test targets with simplified procedures and cost-effective nature are resulting in the increase application of food testing in various fields. New food and beverage products such as dietary supplements, fortified food products, nutraceuticals, and infant formulas are entering continuously in the global food and beverage industry. Subsequently, new test technologies with upgraded functions are required to regulate the new food products entering in the market. Innovative and cost-effective technologies with the short time span of test being developed by key players are likely to shape the food testing market in the near future. In addition, increased incidents of food adulteration and food fraud scandals are obliging the government bodies to mandatorily apply rules and regulation on the food manufacturers to test their products.
Key Factors Shaping the Food Testing Market
Globalization of Food Supply Chain
With continued digitization and urbanization, the food & beverages sector in developing economies such as China, India, Brazil and other MEA countries is increasing at a rapid rate. On the one hand, developed countries such as the U.S., Germany, Japan, the U.K., and the Netherlands depend on other countries for food supply and import most of the food from other countries. Such globalization of food supply chain is resulting in increased demand for food testing, in the view of stringent rules and regulations imposed in the importing countries.
Growing Preference for Certified Food Products
In recent years, consumers have been significantly inclining towards foods with clean labels and certification such as Kosher and Halal, thereby potentially raising the need for food testing. With cloud swirling around the ‘health halo’ effect, consumers are becoming more aware of nutritional content in their food, and its effect on their body. Moreover, rising consumer preference for certified and health-oriented food products is likely to result in high growth of the food testing market.
Manufacturers’ Focus on M&A Activities
The global food testing market is reshaping with emerging trends of merger and acquisition activities. In last few years, prominent players in the global food testing market have invested in various M&A activities, and the trend is likely to continue in the years ahead. In addition, key participants of the food testing market are focusing on expanding their global reach, tapping into opportunities in remote areas of the world.
Food Testing Market: Structure Analysis
- The global food testing market is classified into three tiers, where tier-1 companies hold a prominent market share and have a strong presence across the globe.
- Leading companies operating in the global food testing market include Intertek Group Plc., SGA SA, Bureau Veritas SA, Eurofins Scientific SE, ALS Limited, Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc., etc.
- Most of the key players in the global food testing market are headquartered in European and North American region, with the most upgraded test technologies available. Moreover, it has been observed that the majority of the organized players operating in the global food testing market are focusing on expanding their global presence and to launch innovative solutions and services. This will help the companies strengthen their foothold in the global food testing market.
Rapid and Accurate Recognition of Pathogens with LAMP
Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) testing method depends on a DNA polymerase capable to intensify DNA at stable temperature (60oC-65oC). The testing process involves four to six loop primers to identify six to eight distinct areas in the target DNA or RNA, boosting the reaction rate, and reactivity with additional identification regions.
LAMP technique delivers high accuracy by preventing background noise and hindrance by non-target DNA existing in the analyte. Food and beverages are complex and variable by nature. The testing process is highly tolerant to inhibitory materials, making it suitable for fast-paced testing of pathogens such as, salmonella, in food analyte. LAMP method is easily deployable in hard-to-access or under-developed areas following elimination of specialist equipment, or large laboratory setup. As such, the initial expenses of the technology is reduced.
Will Developed Regions Offer Greater Opportunities?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) anticipates that ~48 million cases of food-related diseases outbreaks occur in the US, resulting in 3,000 demises. In addition, a majority of the outbreaks are caused due to pathogenic entities - Salmonella, E. coli and Norovirus.
In Europe, ~23 million incidents of food-transmitted diseases are observed every year. The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) is ensuring food safety by a precautionary method of employing internationally approved criteria - good hygiene and manufacturing practices (GHP and GMP) and hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) regulations. The criteria need to be employed by food enterprise owners at each phase of food manufacturing, refining and distribution. Such factors are garnering significant attention of food testing service providers.
* This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in report.
‘Target-Specific’ Testing Methods – Key Tenet to Define Stakeholders’ Tactics
Incidents of allergy from lactose, nuts, and other food ingredients among diverse ethnic groups across the world is rising. In addition, a certain proportion of global demographic suffers from lactose intolerance, influencing market players to drive food testing methods for allergens. Food manufacturers look for quick approval of products to avoid expiration concerns. Traditional PRC (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing procedure requires about a week. As such, market forces are turning to fast-track LAMP technique for pathogen detection.
Poultry farmers in developed countries are embracing advanced technologies, and hygienic practices for proper maintenance of poultry farms. However, foodborne illnesses due to meat and poultry products remain persistent to human health. Service providers are targeting their focus on testing meat and poultry products for identifying bacteria – E. coli, and Salmonella.
Pathogen remains the most-targeted
Increasing focus on allergen
High adoption in meat & poultry products
Increasing applicability in dairy products
Surging demand for rapid
Traditional gaining steady momentum
How Growth will Unfold
Concerns regarding quality of food tend to remain the center of gravity among consumers across the world. The WHO (World Health Organization) suggests that ~600 million cases of food-related disease outsets happen globally a year, with a major fraction ending in mortality. Inefficient food testing procedures pose negative impacts on the food sector - expensive recalls, brand image effect, and possible legal penalties.
The existence of pathogens in food is aperiodic, with a few cells of pathogenic entity affecting the consumers. As such, legacy food testing methods based on sampling prove to be inept for ensuring consumables’ authenticity, thereby fueling the need for precautionary plans, where method approval – proficiency testing - remains a crucial aspect to achieve food genuinity.
Regulatory bodies and food testing methods are garnering prominence realizing the continuous advent of genetically modified food in the global landscape. Further, concerns associated with food adulteration and food fraud scams are compelling governments to institute mandatory rules and regulation on the food manufacturers to test the consumables.
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Food Testing Market Analysis 2019-2029
A recent market study published by FMI “Food Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis 2014-2018 & Forecast 2019-2029” offers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting thorough research on the historical, as well as current growth parameters of the food testing market, the growth prospects of the market are obtained with maximum precision.
Food Testing Market Taxonomy
The global food testing market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to the reader.
By Target Tested
- Residues & Contaminants
- Chemical & Nutritional
- Bakery & Confectionery
- Dairy Products
- Processed & Packaged Food
- Infant Food
- Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic Beverages
- Functional Food
- Meat & Poultry Products
By Test Technology
- Agar Plating
- Biochemical Tests
- Mass Spectrometry
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
- East Asia
- South Asia
The report commences with the executive summary of the food testing market, which includes a summary of the key findings and key statistics of the market. It also includes the market overview, wheel of fortune and the recommendations on the global food testing market.
Readers can find the detailed taxonomy and definition of the food testing market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the food testing market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help the reader understand the scope of the food testing market report.
This section in the food testing market report includes the market background, which includes various macro-economic factors that is affecting the food testing market. The opportunity analysis is explained for the key participants of the food testing market. This section also highlights the market dynamics that include the drivers, trends, opportunities and the restraints in the food testing market.
This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the food testing market in the historical period 2014-2018 and the forecast period 2019-2029. Readers can also find the absolute opportunity for the current year (2019 – 2020) and incremental opportunity for the forecast period (2019–2029).
Based on target tested, the food testing market is segmented into total seven categories i.e., pathogen, allergen, residues & contaminants, chemical & nutritional, shelf-life, GMO, and others. Within the others category, food testing is done for sensory analysis, authenticity, etc. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the food testing market and market attractiveness analysis based on the target tested.
This chapter provides details about the food testing market on the basis of application, and has been classified into bakery & confectionery, dairy products, processed & packaged food, infant food, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, functional food, meat & poultry products, and seafood. In this chapter, readers can understand the market attractive analysis based on the applications.
This section of the report provides analysis of the food testing market on the basis of the test technology. The market is segmented into traditional and rapid type of technologies. Traditional type of technology consists of agar plating and biochemical tests, and rapid type of technology consists of PCR, chromatography, mass spectrometry, ELISA and others.
This chapter explains how the food testing market will grow across various geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania and Middle East & Africa (MEA).
This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the North America food testing market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on application and countries in North America.
Readers can find detailed information about several factors, such as the growing awareness, per capita consumption, and regional trends, which are impacting the growth of the Latin America food testing market. This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the food testing market in leading LATAM countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America.
Important growth prospects of the food testing market based on its application in several countries such Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Nordic, and Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.
This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the East Asia food testing market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes China, Japan, and South Korea. Readers can also find regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on application and countries in East Asia.
Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India are the leading countries in the South Asian region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asia food testing market in this chapter. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the South Asia food testing market during the period 2019-2029.
Australia and New Zealand are among the leading countries in the Oceania region, which are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the Oceania food testing market.
This chapter provides information about how the food testing market will grow in major countries in the MEA region such as GCC Countries, South Africa, North Africa, and rest of MEA, during the forecast period 2019 - 2029.
In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about tier analysis and market concentration of the key players in the food testing market along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.
In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all leading stakeholders in the food testing market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes the company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Intertek Group Plc., SGS SA, Bureau Veritas S.A., Eurofins Scientific SE, ALS Limited, Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc., UL LLC, AsureQuality Limited, Aspirata, Spectro Analytical Labs, Ltd., The SOCOTEC Group, EMSL Analytical Inc., and Microbac Laboratories, Inc.
This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the food testing market report.
This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions, as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the food testing market.
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