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Food Pathogen Testing Market By Type (E.Coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Other pathogens) By Food Type (Meat & poultry, Dairy, Processed food, Fruits & vegetables, Cereals & grains) By Technology (Traditional, Rapid) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2028

About this report

The Global Food Pathogen Testing Market report explores the critical analysis of the Food Pathogen Testing industry using key parameters. The report consists of investment strategies, the need for investments in the Food Pathogen Testing industry, and the multiple benefits for the investors. Importantly, this report sets out major changes in the global technical regulations for the Food Pathogen Testing industry, as well as how economic and non-economic barriers are helping the Food Pathogen Testing market. Moreover, the report analyses the global, regional, and country-level historic and forecasted market size. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis of key investment propositions, demand and supply gap, competitors positioning, STAR analysis, SRC analysis, and Tornado analysis. Key technological developments and other analyses such as porter's five forces analysis, PESTEL analysis, value chain analysis, etc.


Key Highlights of the report

How are the major segments performing in the Food Pathogen Testing Market?

  • In 2021, the salmonella category dominated the market. Salmonella is one of the primary causes of food-borne illnesses such as diarrhea in children. Non-typhoidal Salmonella is commonly detected in various dairy products, including milk.
  • In 2021, the meat & poultry segment to dominate the market owing to factors such as the high incidence of meat and poultry contamination and the implementation of severe food safety standards for testing food at various stages of the food supply chain such as packaging, processing, and storing to prevent food contamination.
  • In 2021, the rapid category to dominate the market. Rapid technologies can produce results in as little as 48 hours. Increased quick pathogen detection testing will allow corrective actions and interventions to be executed.

Which region dominated the Food Pathogen Testing Market?

In 2021, North America was one of the major contributors to global food pathogen testing. The increased export of agricultural products within the region may increase the danger of outbreaks and, as a result, the health hazards posed by microbial diseases in food. The region's increased incidence of food-borne infections is projected to drive the market. Furthermore, the presence of important players in the region, as well as ongoing research initiatives for the creation of more accurate and less time-consuming tests, are projected to support the regional market's steady rise.

What is the competitive environment of the Food Pathogen Testing Market?

The increased technological improvement of food pathogen testing and the rising need for speedy and sensitive methods for food product testing is likely to provide enormous potential for food pathogen testing manufacturers. The major businesses use mergers and acquisitions, R&D, and customer acquisition techniques to grow their customer bases and capture a sizeable portion of the worldwide market. For instance, in December 2021, 3M merged its food-safety business sector with Neogen Corporation, a food testing product producer. This new merger assisted the corporation in broadening its business section and would eventually assist the company in increasing revenue. Similarly, in February 2019, biotechnology start-up Lexagen announced the release of a genetic testing method capable of detecting a wide spectrum of food pathogens in less time and at a lower cost.

Executive Summary

Why is testing for food pathogens crucial?

Food pathogen testing is the technique that assists in keeping track of the existence of any bacteria or microorganisms that pose harm to human life in food. Over 31 identified viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens can cause serious food-borne infections, making food pathogen testing extremely important for the food sector. Every stage of food manufacturing uses this testing technique to ensure food safety. The market for food pathogen testing is expanding due to the increase in safety concerns and restrictions brought on by the number of occurrences of food poisoning. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that tainted food will cause 600 million cases of food-borne illness worldwide in 2020. Growing worries about unsanitary food storage and consumption will increase the demand for pathogen testing services. Food-borne infections can have serious consequences for both the young and the elderly. Nearly 30% of food-borne death victims are children under five. The growing emphasis on pediatric health and nutrition will benefit the market outlook in the next few years.

Which are the key investments by the players in the Food Pathogen Testing Industry Market?

The market is expanding due to increased funding for R&D from various government agencies and pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises. The industrial outlook will also be supported by rising infrastructure investments in the healthcare sector. To combat outbreaks of food-borne infections, European governments have invested several billion dollars in local healthcare infrastructure. For instance, Poland's government announced in 2021 that it would invest more than USD 1.6 billion to improve its healthcare system during the ensuing years.

Some of the major players in the market are SGS S.A., Bureau Veritas S.A., Intertek Group PLC, Eurofins Scientific, Silliker, Inc., IFP Institut Für Produktqualität GmbH, ALS Limited, Asurequality, Microbac Laboratories, Inc. and Genetic Id Na Inc.

What are the Major Driving Factors for the Food Pathogen Testing Market?

Increased cases of food poisoning, greater consumer awareness of food safety, the use of genetically modified organisms, and strict government rules addressing food safety are the main factors driving the global market for food pathogen testing. The market for food pathogen testing will soon expand due to the rising incidence of food-borne illnesses and related mortality. The global market for food pathogen testing is expected to expand due to the rising number of food recalls and strict guidelines set by regulatory organizations for pathogen testing. Additionally, during the forecast period, pathogen testing techniques like immunomagnetic separation and polymerase chain reaction, which improve the speed and sensitivity of pathogen detection, as well as recent developments in nano-biotechnology, offer lucrative opportunities for market participants.

What are the Major Risks for the Food Pathogen Testing Market?

The growth of the market is predicted to be hampered by a lack of knowledge about safety rules, a lack of technical expertise, and an inappropriate application of regulations. The market for food pathogen testing also faces obstacles like declining food prices, losses in the food manufacturing sector, and a lack of stricter government laws and regulations for the implementation and oversight of the food industry. The market limits might be overcome by reorienting efforts toward more sophisticated storage facilities, stronger food control capabilities, and more awareness.

Which is the Key Type in the Food Pathogen Testing Market?

On the basis of type, the food pathogen testing market is segregated into E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and other pathogens. In 2021, Salmonella dominated the global food pathogen testing market. Due to an increase in the prevalence of food infections, it is anticipated to expand quickly during the projection period. Salmonella is the leading cause of food-borne illnesses and infections worldwide. Thus, governments are focusing more on controlling it by using various food testing methods and closely enforcing the laws to protect the safety of food products. These support the expansion of the Salmonella market, which ultimately reflects the rate of expansion of the market for food pathogen testing.

How is the Food Pathogen Testing Market performing in regions?

In 2021, the global food pathogen testing market was dominated by North America. Salmonella and Campylobacter are among the pathogens that have been frequently tested in this region, owing to an increase in the incidence of food poisoning incidents and increased consumer knowledge about food safety. North American regional governments and food organizations have increased their expenditures to address infectious disease outbreaks better. For instance, the Canada Food Inspection Agency has increased its capacity to monitor chemical residues efficiently and guarantee food safety. Additionally, the area consistently produces a sizeable amount of meat products. In 2020, Canada produced more than 3.3 billion pounds of beef, demonstrating the critical need for testing for food-borne pathogens.

Besides, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period due to growing investments from numerous international food manufacturers, particularly in nations like China, India, and Southeast Asian nations. Strict food safety laws and regulations and the growing trade volume between Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world may increase the demand for food pathogen testing.

What is the regulatory landscape for the Food Pathogen Testing Market?

To avoid or reduce food-borne illness incidents, various governments have appropriate regulations governing the hygienic requirements of street-side food stalls. The global market for food pathogen testing is anticipated to be driven by the growing awareness of the value of high-quality food. Expanding public knowledge of food testing and its significance will be accomplished by increased government backing and international help from agencies such as the World Bank, United Nations food and agriculture organizations (UN FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), and others.

What is the Market Size of Food Pathogen Testing regarding value?

The Food Pathogen Testing Market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 7.7% in the upcoming years. The Global Food Pathogen Testing industry was estimated to be worth USD 4.3 billion in 2021 and was expected to be worth USD 6.7 billion by 2028.

What effect does COVID-19 have on the market for Food Pathogen Testing?

Food pathogen testing sales are negatively impacted by supply chain, production, delivery, and scheduling disruptions. Due to the COVID-19 impact, the F&B business is a crucial sector experiencing serious disruptions. To combat food-borne illnesses, governments have been implementing strict food safety measures. Food pathogen testing lowers the levels of pathogens in processed foods like Salmonella, E. coli, coronavirus, and others.

Segmentation of Global Food Pathogen Testing Market-

Global Food Pathogen Testing Market – By Type 

  • E.Coli
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Other pathogens

Global Food Pathogen Testing Market – By Food Type

  • Meat & poultry
  • Dairy
  • Processed food
  • Fruits & vegetables 
  • Cereals & grains

Global Food Pathogen Testing Market – By Technology

  • Traditional
  • Rapid

Global Food Pathogen Testing Market – By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • South-east Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Frequently asked questions about the global Food Pathogen Testing industry

COVID-19 is expected to negatively affect the global Food Pathogen Testing market.

North America accounted for the highest share of the global Food Pathogen Testing market.

The market for food pathogen testing will expand due to the rising incidence of food-borne illnesses and related mortality.

The salmonella segment had a major share in 2021, with more than 40% of the market revenue share.

The meat & poultry segment had a major share in 2021, with more than 30% of the market revenue share.

Food Pathogen Testing Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD 4.3 billion
Market Value in 2028 USD 6.7 billion
CAGR 7.7%
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Sep 2022
Category:  Healthcare
Report ID:   60678
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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