30-Nov-2022 | Facts and Factors
According to Facts and Factors, the global food pathogen testing market size was worth around USD 4.51 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 9.1 billion by 2028 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 8% between 2022 and 2028.
Food pathogens are microorganisms that grow in food products and when consumed in any form can lead to severe medical cases of food poisoning which can sometimes also become fatal. Food pathogen testing is a mandatory process that all food manufacturers have to follow during each step of food production to avoid any contamination and to make sure that only safe food products are circulated in the market. Major causes of food poisoning are parasites, viruses, and bacteria. This generally occurs due to improper handling of food products.
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Although some bacteria, when found in fewer quantities, may not be harmful, as most adult bodies are equipped to handle the attack, however, it can be dangerous when consumed in large quantities or by infants as well by an adult with low immunity. The problem may also arise if post-consumption, some bacteria multiply exponentially thus attacking the healthy cells and leading to severe cases of foodborne illnesses. Certain symptoms of food poisoning can be witnessed within 30 minutes of consumption or may be seen after a few days post-consumption. As recorded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) there are around 8 types of pathogens. They are Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Toxoplasma gondii.
The global food pathogen testing market is projected to grow owing to the increasing efforts undertaken by international humanitarian agencies and regional governments to provide quality food to the entire global population. Food is a basic human necessity and so is the right to consume quality food. Some agencies like the World Health Organization, and the United Nations are world-renowned in terms of their efforts to achieve global food security. However, there are less popular but effective agencies as well like the Organization for EELUm Refugees Rehabilitation, Action Against Hunger, International Land Coalition, and the Center for Research on Municipal Corporations, that are consistently working toward delivering safe food to people who may not have access to quality edibles. The global market may further be driven by the increasing technological growth in developing effective, accurate, and less time-consuming pathogen tests making the process cost-effective for large and small-scale players.
The global market is anticipated to face challenges in terms of the unavailability of resources in underdeveloped economies where the real struggle is to obtain food in any form. The current global stressful situations arising due to political change and war situations like the Russia-Ukraine conflict could hamper the global market growth in the coming years as the food supply chain and resource transportation may get negatively influenced. As per estimates, more than 300 million people are projected to face food insecurity by the end of 2022 due to the Ukraine-Russia war.
The growing importance of food safety in developing nations provides growth opportunities while the presence of unrecognized food suppliers may act as a major challenge for market players.
The global food pathogen testing market is segmented based on food type, contaminant, technology, and region.
Based on the contaminant, the global market is segmented into listeria, salmonella, campylobacter, and E. coli. In 2021, the global market was dominated by the salmonella segment and may follow the same trend in the coming years. The infection generally occurs due to the consumption of raw or uncooked meat products. The symptoms may arise after a few days of consumption with the emergence of issues like fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps within 8 hours to 3 days of exposure to the bacteria.
Based on technology, the global market divisions are rapid and traditional. In 2021, the global market witnessed the highest growth in the rapid technology segment and it is projected to cross over 5787 million by 2028 in terms of revenue. Most rapid tests are known to give accurate results within 48 hours and are hence suitable for the current fast-paced world where demand for food is increasing exponentially every day.
The global food pathogen testing market is projected to increase at the highest CAGR in North America due to the presence of advanced technological methods used to test food pathogens as well as the high awareness rate. Europe may register a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period due to stronger efforts by the regional governments to improve food security and hygiene in the food production process. Growing investments in the healthcare sector may further drive regional growth. In 2021, the Polish government announced an investment of USD 1.59 billion in the healthcare sector of the country. Asia-Pacific may generate high revenue due to the growing interest of international players in the developing economies of India and China as well as growing initiatives by the regional bodies to improve food security and safety.
Market Size in 2021
USD 4.51 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2028
USD 9.1 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate
Key Market Players
Intertek Group PLC, RapidBio Systems Inc., Genevac Ltd, Eurofins Scientific, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited, Campden BRI, Asurequality, Agilent Technologies , and Others
By Food Type, Contaminant, Technology, and Region
Major Regions Covered
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East &, Africa
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The global food pathogen testing market is to be led by Intertek Group PLC, RapidBio Systems, Inc., Genevac Ltd, Eurofins Scientific, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited, Campden BRI, Asurequality, and Agilent Technologies to name a few.
- In March 2021, Bureau Veritas acquired Zhejiang Jianchuang Testing Technology Services. With this acquisition, the company has managed to diversify its product and services portfolio
- In October 2021, the co-ordinated research project (CRP), a 5-year assignment, on biological toxins and pathogens related to food opened in January 2022 and started accepting proposals
The global food pathogen testing market is segmented as follows:
By Food Type
- Meat & Poultry
- Fruits & Vegetables
- E. Coli
- North America
- The UK
- Nordic Countries
- Benelux Union
- The Netherlands
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Southeast Asia
- Rest of Southeast Asia
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- The Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of the Middle East & Africa
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
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