Heavy metal testing is a group of test that is required to quantify the level of potential harmful heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and arsenic is present in food items. Heavy metal testing is an important step of food safety and security. Presence of heavy metal can lead to detrimental metal poisoning which can lead to serious health problems. As we know, the main intake sources of heavy metals are fruits, vegetables, nuts, cereals, fish and seafood. In case of lead, drinking water also becomes a key participant in the accumulation of heavy metal into our body. Since the toxicological effects of heavy metals on infants and elderly people are quit unfavorable, hence the demand for heavy metal testing is growing significantly over the forecast period. Regulatory bodies across the globe have set maximum limits for heavy metal in different food group such as seafood, vegetables, fruits, cereals, meat, fish, fats and oils, milk, baby food and infant formulae. Hence heavy metal testing becomes an important step for food security.
Stringent Regulation by Government Forcing the Usage of Heavy Metal Testing
In the past few years, the food & beverage industry has attracted good investment and is expanding rapidly. The overall food and beverage scenario has evolved drastically in recent years. So it has become imperative that the food we consume should be safe, hence heavy metal testing becomes a mandatory requirement for ensuring food safety. Stringent government regulation has forced manufacturers to pass the heavy metal testing for each product they launch in the market. It is evident that heavy metal testing in the food and beverage industry has now become an essential aspect of food safety, hence metal contamination should not exceed the permissible limits.
Global Heavy Metal Testing: Market Segmentation
On the basis of heavy metal, the global heavy metal testing market has been segmented as –
- Others Chromium,
On the basis method, the global heavy metal testing market has been segmented as –
- ICP-MS/ES heavy metal testing
- AAS heavy metal testing
- Others (colorimetric methods)
On the basis end user, the global heavy metal testing market has been segmented as-
- Meat, Poultry & Seafood
- Baby Food & Infant Formulas
- Dairy Products
- Fruit & Vegetables
- Ready Meals
- Soft Drinks
- Wines & Alcoholic Beverages
- Dietary Supplement
- Animal Feed
- Fat & Oils
Global Market: Key Players
Some of the major manufacturers and suppliers operating in the global heavy metal testing market are Eurofins Scientific, Inc., Applied Technical Services, Inc., Brooks Applied Labs, LLC., Albany Molecular Research Inc., SGS S.A., Intertek Group plc, TÜV SÜD., ALS Limited, Mérieux NutriSciences, LGC Limited, AsureQuality Limited, and Microbac Laboratories, Inc. among other key players of the heavy metal testing market.
Global Heavy Metal Testing Market: Regional Outlook
In terms of testing service, Europe holds the largest share of heavy metal testing market. Germany and U.K. dominates the global market in terms of usage and is expected to continue the trend over the forecast period. North America heavy metal testing market is expected to increase with significant CAGR over the forecast period, owing to increasing demand for safer food and beverages. The Middle East and Africa heavy metal testing market is also expected to have a moderate growth over the forecast period as disposable income is increasing in the region.
Opportunities for Market Participants Operating in Heavy Metal Testing Market
The FDA focuses on utilizing the best accessible science data to illuminate and bolster policy decisions on harmful metals. FDA considers a broad scope of strategies and activities to decrease exposure, ranging from requiring or urging industry to find a way to diminish the presence of the metals in food items to educating buyers about ways they can lessen the dangers presented by these metals, hence key players operating in the market should focus on providing heavy metal testing in a cost effective manner.
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