The global food safety testing market is slated to expand exceptionally through 2032 owing to the rising awareness among consumers around food safety because of the media’s strong influence.

The ingestion of toxic substances and pollutants found in food products has recently been linked to numerous deaths across the globe. The impact of harmful chemicals on the bodies of humans and animals has been an alarming concern, leading regulatory agencies to put strict rules on food companies. These strict laws ensure that all food products are tested and checked for quality before they are sold to consumers.

Changes in consumer knowledge and shifting demographics have made it more critical to prioritize food safety. With the media’s increased focus on food safety issues, consumer awareness of food safety testing has been rising. The need to establish food safety testing methods has been driving corporations to address the problems with product quality and recalls.

The food safety testing market has been divided in terms of contaminant, technology, food, and region.

Based on contaminant, the pesticides segment is expected to attain over $430 million in revenue by 2032 as pesticide testing has gained attention due to the growth of the food trade and the contamination of food, particularly in imported food products, with pesticides.

On the other hand, the others segment is anticipated to expand positively through the forecast period as a result of rapid urbanization and shifting consumer dietary habits. Thus, people choose to eat food that is contaminated both chemically and microbiologically and switch to bad diets.

With respect to food, the meat, poultry & seafood segment is poised to garner substantial growth by the end of 2032 credited to the growing demand for processed foods because of consumers’ rising standards of living and disposable incomes. Growing consumer awareness of the quality of processed foods, which requires careful maintenance of sanitation and hygiene, is expected to spur the overall segmental growth.

From the regional perspective, the Latin America food safety testing market is set to grow at 6.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The frequent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in Latin America is a primary reason demanding the need for food safety testing. An international issue, foodborne sickness is triggered by a range of pathogens, GMOs, toxins, food allergens, chemicals like pesticides, and more. There is a higher demand in the market for items that have undergone food safety testing due to greater awareness.