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Published on : Apr 04, 2016

The task of certification bodies is to ensure that food and beverages companies are follow certain hygiene and management processes to prevent chances diseases amongst consumers. The growing awareness amongst consumers about need to consume of healthy food products is the primary growth driver for the overall food certification market. Furthermore, rise in the disposable incomes and the money spent on buying high-quality food items is also propelling this market. 

Crucial Components of Global Food Certification Market
The global food certification market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. The types of food certifications available in this market are International Organization for Standardization (ISO 22000), International Food Standard (IFS), Safe Quality Food (SQF), British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard, Kosher Certification, Halal Certification, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS). These certifications are applied to dairy products, infant food products, processed meat and poultry products, organic food, beverages, and other packaged food. Geographically, this market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.

U.S. Leads Overall Food Certification Market
Currently, the U.S. leads the global food certification market due to increasing health awareness. Furthermore rising awareness amongst consumers about the adulteration in food products and its ill effects on the human body is also driving the food certification market in North America. U.K. and Germany followed this trail closely. On the other hand, China is leading Asia Pacific market, with India in the toe as the standard of living rises, which is leading to a preference for better quality of food products in the overall region.

The certification is done through constant check-ups, follow-ups, and audits to ensure that food and beverages companies adhere to certain standard of production. Certification also promises that food production is free of diseases, contaminants, and thus safe for consumption.