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Food and Beverage Mycotoxin Testing Market

The global mycotoxin testing market is estimated to grow at a high rate in coming years. Increase in instances of foodborne illness due to mycotoxin contamination, growth in demand for compliance with international trade mandates and change in atmospheric conditions are some factors driving the growth in the mycotoxin testing market.


The food segment is projected to account for a larger share in the mycotoxin testing market. Food samples are tested more often for the presence of mycotoxins. The presence of mycotoxins in food can have toxic effects on the host such as immunosuppression, irritable skin, birth defects, and neurotoxicity. Mycotoxins in the food and feed supply chain pose significant economic losses in international trade and also impacts the human health. They cannot be destroyed using conventional food processing techniques, and hence, the food samples tested are directly from the farm items.


The aflatoxins segment is estimated to account for the largest market share in the mycotoxin testing market due to its high prevalence in the agricultural products, which are used for human consumption such as corn, peanuts, groundnuts, cotton seeds, and tree nuts. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the presence of aflatoxins leads to about 25% of the world’s food crops to be destroyed every year, thereby making it the most potent among all other toxins.


The chromatography- & spectroscopy-based segment, by technology, in the mycotoxin testing market is projected to record a faster growth during the forecast period. The dominance of the chromatography- & spectroscopy-based segment is due to the introduction of faster liquid chromatography (LC) technologies for high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Fast LC systems offer various advantages, such as superior resolution, high sensitivity, and enhanced throughput to research laboratories. It is comparatively a more effective tool than immunoassay-based methods.


Europe is projected to account for the largest market share during the forecast period. The food and feed testing mycotoxin policies have been strengthened by the contributed efforts from control laboratories (CLs), national reference laboratories (NRLs), and EU reference laboratories (EURLs).


Key market players include SGS (Switzerland), Bureau Veritas (France), Eurofins (Luxembourg), Intertek (UK), Mérieux NutriSciences (US), ALS Limited (Australia), Neogen (US), Romer Labs (US), Symbio Laboratories (Australia), OMIC USA (US), AsureQuality (New Zealand), and Microbac (US).


Key Questions Addressed by the Report

·        What are the growth opportunities for the mycotoxin testing market?

·        What are the major technologies used in mycotoxin testing and disrupting technologies?

·        What are key factors affecting the market dynamics?

·        What are the various types of mycotoxins that are tested in food and feed samples?

·        What are the key patents filed in the field of mycotoxin testing?

·        What are some of the major challenges and restraints that the industry faces?


1.  Introduction

1.1.   Market Definition

1.2.   Study Scope

1.3.   Study Period

1.4.   Market Stakeholders


2.  Research Methodology

2.1.   Secondary Research

2.2.   Primary Research

2.3.   Research Design

2.4.   Data Validation

2.5.   Limitations and Assumptions


3.  Market Dynamics

3.1.   Drivers

3.1.1. Implementation of Stringent Regulations Related to Mycotoxin Detection

3.1.2. Growth in International Trade

3.1.3. Growth in Consumer Awareness

3.1.4. Humid Atmospheric Conditions Leading to an Increase in Mycotoxins

3.2.   Challenges

3.2.1. Lack of Food Control Systems, Technology, Infrastructure, and Resources in Developing Countries

3.2.2. High Capital Investment

3.2.3.  Inappropriate Sample Collection & Standardization

3.3.   Opportunities

3.3.1. Expansion Opportunities in Emerging Markets for Mycotoxin Testing

3.3.2. Launch of Advanced Technologies for Detecting Mycotoxins

3.3.3. Increase in Demand for Cereal Products and Oats to Offer High Growth Opportunities for Mycotoxin Testing

3.3.4. Emerging Mycotoxins


4.  Executive Summary


5.  Mycotoxin Testing Market, By Type

5.1.   Aflatoxins

5.2.   Ochratoxins

5.3.   Fumonisins

5.4.   Deoxynivalenol

5.5.   Trichothecenes

5.6.   Zearalenone

5.7.   Patulin

5.8.   Others


6.  Mycotoxin Testing Market, By Sample

6.1.   Food

6.1.1. Cereals, Grains, and Pulses

6.1.2. Milk and Milk Products

6.1.3.  Meat, Poultry, and Seafood

6.1.4. Nuts, Seeds, and Spices

6.1.5. Fruits & Vegetables

6.2.   Feed

6.2.1. Cereals & Cereal By-Products

6.2.2. Seeds & Seed Products

6.2.3. Forage and Silage


7.  Mycotoxin Testing Market, By Technology

7.1.   Chromatography- & Spectroscopy-Based

7.1.1.  High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

7.1.2. Others

7.1.2.1.  Gas Chromatography

7.1.2.2.  Liquid Chromatography

7.1.2.3.  Coupled Chromatography

7.1.2.4.  Tandem Spectrometry

7.2.   Immunoassay-Based


8.  Mycotoxin Testing Market, By Region

8.1.   North America

8.1.1. US

8.1.2. Canada

8.1.3. Mexico

8.2.   Europe

8.2.1. Poland

8.2.2.  Germany

8.2.3.  France

8.2.4.  Italy

8.2.5.  UK

8.2.6. Rest of Europe

8.3.   Asia Pacific

8.3.1.  Japan

8.3.2.  China

8.3.3.  India

8.3.4.  Australia & New Zealand

8.3.5. Rest of APAC

8.4.   Rest of the World

8.4.1. Brazil

8.4.2. Argentina

8.4.3. South Africa

8.4.4. Others


9.  Company Profiles

9.1.   SGS

9.2.   Bureau Veritas

9.3.   Intertek

9.4.   Eurofins

9.5.   ALS Limited

9.6.   Neogen

9.7.   Asurequality

9.8.   Microbac

9.9.   Romer Labs

9.10. Symbio Laboratories

9.11. Mérieux Nutrisciences

9.12. OMIC USA


10.  Conclusion and Recommendations


11.  Appendix

11.1. About

11.2. Related Reports

11.3. Glossary



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