Inspecto has launched a new device to detect chemical contamination in foods

Published Date | 2019 March 14

Inspecto has unveiled a new device for detecting chemical contamination in foods products will help in their business expansion in food safety devices which will boost the global food safety testing market in upcoming periods.
Global: Inspecto, an Israeli food-tech start-up, has launched a device that can detect chemical contamination in foods. This portable scanner can detect chemicals at concentration levels, as required by regulatory authorities. This device helps in make food safer and cleaner, and ensures maximum transparency. Inspecto’s innovative device brings lab testing to the farmers, food manufacturers and retailers without time-consuming, high-cost lab testing. The Inspecto solution is fast, accurate, affordable, and saves unnecessary costs. This high-tech solution offers the food industry the ability to tailor rapid smart contaminant testing via big data to their needs and location. It enables customers to approve or reject a shipment on the spot based on the results, and they can even use blockchain to store their information more securely. In addition to saving time, the solution enables customers to avoid high-cost lab testing. It can scan products indoors and outdoors at any time. The result provides a quantified measurement of the chosen contaminant. Results are stored on the cloud, recorded and analysed in real time. Moreover, the device can be tuned to identify almost any chemical contaminant, liquid or solid. According to BlueWeave Consulting, Increase in demand for convenience and packaged food products, surge  in outbreaks of chemical contamination in food processing industries, and rise in consumer awareness about food safety is practices is expected to drive the food safety market. Chemical contaminants can be present in foods mainly as a result of the use of agrochemicals, such as residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs, contamination from environmental sources (water, air or soil pollution), cross-contamination or formation during food processing, migration from food packaging materials, presence or contamination by natural toxins or use of unapproved food additives and adulterants. To removing chemical contaminants in foods, many companies launched food safety testing devices which are helpful in Food safety is important as it helps to protect consumer from the risk of food borne illnesses. Moreover, food safety testing devices helps to prevent consumers from risks of health related conditions such as allergy and even death. Additionally, food safety testing devices detect such as the origins of food including the practices relating to food labeling, food hygiene, and  food additives and pesticide residues. With the rise in adulteration and the adverse outcome of ingested foods, such as food poisoning and food-borne illnesses will influence the food safety testing market in upcoming periods. According to BlueWeave Consulting’s report Titled-“Global Food Safety Testing Market By Target Tested (Pathogens, Pesticides, GMOs), By Technology (Traditional and Rapid), By Food Tested (Meat & Poultry, Seafood, and Fruits & Vegetables) and By Region (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MEA), Size and Forecast, 2018-2025”- The Global Food Safety Testing Market is expected to grow with a CAGR of over 7.5% during the forecast period 2018-2025 due to the growing incidences of food-borne illnesses and poisoning by contaminated food products. In addition, growing consumer awareness regarding safety of food has also been driving the market for food safety testing. Furthermore, the market is further growing because of changing food habits, mass catering, and globalization of the food supply. Also, Implementation of various regulations on food safety, particularly by governments of developed country, drives the growth of the global food safety testing market in forecast period.