Global Pesticides Residue Testing Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Others), By Food Tested (Dairy Products, Processed Foods, Cereals And Grains, Meat And Poultry, Fruits And Vegetables, Others), By Class (Organophosphates, Organochlorines, Carbamates, Others), By Technology (LC-MS/GC-MS, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Mar 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614576
  • Pages : 140

After being applied to food crops, pesticides may linger in and on food. Moreover, these residues are occasionally accessible to consumers. The most frequent ways for this to happen are by eating food items and being close to pesticide-treated regions like farms or lawns. The existence of persistent chemicals is also proven in foods including meat, poultry, and fish as well as in vegetable oils, nuts, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Persistent chemicals can also be amplified through the food chain. In order to safeguard consumers, pesticide residue is governed by strict laws everywhere. To identify and manage pesticide residues in line with national and international laws, pesticide residue testing is a crucial tool. Overuse of pesticides can cause dangerously high quantities of hazardous chemicals to enter the food chain.

The market for pesticide residue testing is anticipated to expand throughout the forecast period as a result of growing instances of pesticide residue contamination in crops and the increased danger of pesticide residue contamination in animal feed. Effective pesticide residue testing techniques are necessary for sustainable food production given the expanding worldwide population. The adoption of strict food safety standards, developments in testing technology, and worldwide commerce in food supplies are driving the global market for pesticide residue testing.

The market is being driven by an uptick in chemical contamination in the food processing sector, stringent safety requirements, increased disposable income, a rise in consumer allergies, worldwide commerce in food products, and a global organic revolution. Lack of knowledge of food safety rules and a lack of infrastructure and resources for food control are the main problems impeding industry expansion.

Growth is fueled by favorable support from government organizations.

The positive assistance provided by the government and regulatory bodies to encourage the testing of dangerous substances in food items is what drives the growth of this market. The regulatory body that evaluates consumer safety based on pesticide toxicity is the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Pesticides that are presently or have previously been used in agriculture inside or outside of the EU are covered by regulation from the EFSA. The EU changed its rules addressing the maximum allowable level of pesticide residues in various foods on July 22, 2022. The adjustments to the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for food-borne Spodoptera exigua multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (SeMNPV) isolate BV-0004 and the active compounds nicotine, profenofos, chlormequat, iodine, and ametoctradine were specifically addressed in Regulation (EU)2022/1290.

Expanding food commerce between emerging economies' borders increases the market's potential for expansion.

Expanding food commerce between emerging economies' borders increases the market's potential for expansion. Food must be tested for pesticide residues due to the increased incidence of food-borne diseases and the unsanitary and subpar processing facilities in some companies. Demand for testing services is anticipated to rise in emerging economies where rules are being implemented and authorities are being given permission to restrict the import and supply of tainted food and enforce food recalls. In addition, it is anticipated that rising mycotoxicosis epidemics in Asia and Africa would generate sizable growth prospects for pesticide residue testing in these countries.

North America is projected to be the prominent market shareholder in the pesticide residue testing market worldwide and is anticipated to continue throughout the forecast period.

Germany is a market leader and the main driver of growth in Europe, while the United States dominates the market in North America owing to innovative industries and expanding R&D activities for providing product types like devices, reagents & kits, and other services. Germany also has a promising growth rate due to the rising use of reagents and kits. Due to technological advancements, food testing innovation, expanding regional consumption, and a changing lifestyle, China is predicted to lead the market in the Asia-Pacific area.

Because customers want more information about food safety, the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations have a significant influence on the food sectors in North America. Recent reports of acrylamide in processed potatoes and cereals and arsenic in apple juice are raising consumer awareness of chemical testing. Businesses have created FDA-recommended DNA barcode tests for species identifications, which are becoming more popular in the US market. One such company is Eurofins.

Market Key Developments

  • In June 2022, Ajal for Labs, a company that offers testing and support services, recently saw the acquisition of a controlling share by Eurofins Scientific SE. This project aims to increase the availability of pharmaceutical and food testing services in Saudi Arabia.
  • In February 2022, Thermo Fisher Scientific, a US-based provider of consumables, reagents, and software services for scientific equipment, introduced QuEChERS product solutions for food safety analysis. 48 new goods for original, official analytical chemists (AOAC), and European methodologies are part of the product line.

Global Pesticides Residue Testing Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Type, Food Tested, Class, Technology, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Eurofins Scientific SE, SGS S.A, Bureau Vertas S.A., Asurequality Ltd., ALS Limited, Intertek Group, Silliker (Merieux Nutrisciences), Symbio Laboratories, SCS Global Services, Microbac Laboratories
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Fungicides
    • Herbicides
    • Insecticides
    • Others
  • By Food Tested
    • Dairy Products
    • Processed Foods
    • Cereals and Grains
    • Meat and Poultry
    • Fruits and Vegetables
    • Others
  • By Class
    • Organophosphates
    • Organochlorines
    • Carbamates
    • Others
  • By Technology
    • LC-MS/GC-MS
    • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
    • Gas Chromatography
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Fungicides

5.3. Herbicides

5.4. Insecticides

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Dairy Products

6.3. Processed Foods

6.4. Cereals and Grains

6.5. Meat and Poultry

6.6. Fruits and Vegetables

6.7. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Organophosphates

7.3. Organochlorines

7.4. Carbamates

7.5. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. LC-MS/GC-MS

8.3. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

8.4. Gas Chromatography

8.5. Others


9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. United States

9.2.2. Canada

9.2.3. Mexico

9.3. South America

9.3.1. Brazil

9.3.2. Argentina

9.3.3. Others

9.4. Europe

9.4.1. United Kingdom

9.4.2. Germany

9.4.3. France

9.4.4. Spain

9.4.5. Others

9.5. The Middle East and Africa

9.5.1. Saudi Arabia

9.5.2. UAE

9.5.3. Israel

9.5.4. Others

9.6. Asia Pacific

9.6.1. Japan

9.6.2. China

9.6.3. India

9.6.4. South Korea

9.6.5. Indonesia

9.6.6. Thailand

9.6.7. Others


10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

10.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


11.1. Eurofins Scientific SE

11.2. SGS S.A

11.3. Bureau Vertas S.A.

11.4. Asurequality Ltd.

11.5. ALS Limited

11.6. Intertek Group

11.7. Silliker (Merieux Nutrisciences)

11.8. Symbio Laboratories

11.9. SCS Global Services

11.10. Microbac Laboratories

Eurofins Scientific SE


Bureau Vertas S.A.

Asurequality Ltd.

ALS Limited

Intertek Group

Silliker (Merieux Nutrisciences)

Symbio Laboratories

SCS Global Services

Microbac Laboratories