The food certification process is authentication to get the food and beverage quality up to the standards before it is brought out for selling in the market. The process includes several criteria to be fulfilled. The process has significant importance due to an increase in food-borne illnesses along with increased demand regarding processed food & drinks, increased awareness among the people related to food quality & its importance, and changing food habits. These factors are propelling the global food certification market as the food and beverage industries all over the world are following it.
With the rising food trade and the development of manufacturing sectors for packaged food items, cultivators are zeroing in on guaranteeing the quality and safety of their food items. In any case, food activities are influenced all throughout the globe because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected the poultry and meat product industry because of the negative exposure by social media to the health risks related to the utilization of animal-based items. These are the factors projected to fuel the demand for plant-based items, which is projected to empower the market growth within the forecast period.
The other aspects that impact the development of the global food certification market are the rising number of predominant food-borne infections, better awareness about health among the people, and the changing food consumption patterns. The stringent regulations and standardization continued in different food and drink processing fill the demand for food certification. Moreover, increasing laws and regulations by the government of various nations increased the need for hygienic food, and brand concern and its effect on product selling are some more contributing factors uplifting the market growth.
The global food certification market is classified into type, application, and region. In terms of type, the market is divided into SQF, ISO 22000, IFS, Kosher, BRC, Halal, AHA, USDA Organic, ISTA, and Hygiene Modified Approval Scheme. Based on application, the market is segmented into seafood, beverages, infant food, dairy products, organic food, chocolates, processed meat & poultry, bakery & confectionary, and functional & convenience foods.
Geographically, the global food certification market is expected to be led by Europe within the forecast period with the largest market share. Moreover, Asia Pacific is also foreseen to witness a significant growth attributed to increased cases of food-borne illnesses, rising certification processes, and high demand for various foods & drinks in the regions. The key nations contributing to the regional growths are the UK, Germany, and France.
Some of the dominating players in the global food certification market include SGS SA, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., TÜV SÜD AG, Dekra SE, Bureau Veritas, Intertek Group plc., AsureQuality Limited, DNV GL Group AS, ALS Limited, and others.
Last year, Roquette and Intertek got into a partnership for a new shared audit program. This is estimated to create better food supply chain by audit practices and helping in certification.