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Global Food Safety Testing Industry

End-Use Analysis II-2

Food Safety Testing: Resilient to Economic Volatility II-3

Product Recalls Increase in Number and Complexity II-3

Some High-Profile Food Product Recalls during 2007-2011 II-4

Stringent Norms Necessitate Food Safety Testing II-5

Changing Regulatory Policies - Impact on Market Players II-5

Significance of Food Safety in Developing Nations II-5

Globalization of Food Supply Favors Food Safety Testing II-6

Food Supply and Food Safety Globalization II-6

Increased Focus on Microbial Pathogens II-7


Future Prospects II-7

"The Systems Approach" II-7

Adoption of Newer Food Safety Standards II-8

Improved Scientific and Technological Solutions II-8

Competitive Landscape II-8

Table 1: Leading Players in the Global Food Safety Testing

Products Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales

for bioMerieux, 3M, Thermo-Fisher, Neogen and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

2. MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES II-9Moving Towards Automation II-9Food Safety Testing: Shifting from Production Facilities toCorporate Testing Centers II-9Increased Outsourcing of Food Safety Testing II-9Rapid Screening Methods Find Preference over TraditionalTesting Approaches II-10Growing Preference for Rapid Microbial Testing II-10Traditional Testing Technologies Continue to Rule the Roost II-11Rapid Microbial Diagnostics Attractive for Food Processors II-11Novel Testing Technologies to Spur Growth II-12SERS Technique - An Alternative to PFGE II-12Non-O157 STEC Pathogens: Focus of Testing Companies II-12Process Testing to Gain Prominence II-13Smart Labels and Tags Boost Consumer Confidence II-14Liquid Chromatography Gains Space in Food Safety Testing II-14Children More Prone to Food Borne Diseases II-14China Strives to Set Right Tainted Image II-15Trade Barriers Lock Multinational Firms Out of Food SafetyDiagnostics Market II-15Impact of EU Regulations on Food Testing II-15US Government Opposes Labeling GM Foods II-16Nanotechnology in Food Testing II-16Biosensors to Become Integral to Food Safety Testing II-16Biotechnology and Bioinformatics - The Backbone of New TestingTechnologies II-16


Introduction II-18

Common Causes of Food Contamination II-18

Top Ten Pathogens Attributed to Food Borne Diseases II-18

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