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Food Pathogen Testing Market Size By Contaminant (Salmonella, Listeria, E. Coli, Campylobacter), By Technology (Traditional, Rapid [Convenience, PCR, Immunoassay]), By Food (Meat & Poultry, Dairy, Processed, Fruits & Vegetables) & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI1417
  • Published Date: Feb 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Food Pathogen Testing Market Size

Food Pathogen Testing Market size exceeded USD 5 billion in 2022 and is projected to expand at more than 7.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.

An increase in foodborne illness outbreaks worldwide will drive the demand for food pathogen testing solutions. These illnesses are often a result of consuming contaminated food items containing toxins, parasites, viruses, chemicals, etc. According to reports, Salmonella was one of the most frequent causes of foodborne illness outbreaks in the year 2021, which accounted for 19.3% of the total cases.

Food Pathogen Testing Market

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A high prevalence of foodborne illnesses across North America could shape market trends. Based on data from the US FDA, there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness recorded in the country each year. The report further indicates that 1 in 6 Americans become sick from contaminated food, which results in around 128,000 hospitalizations & 3,000 deaths.

The lack of awareness about food and safety norms may hamper the industry growth. New programs are initiated to create awareness regarding food safety among manufacturers, distributors and consumers. For instance, in December 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched food awareness programs by using food safety on wheels. Such developments will improve the food and safety measures that companies take, further ensuring customers confidence and boosting product sales.

Food Pathogen Testing Market Analysis

Food pathogen testing market value from the E. coli contaminants segment is anticipated to reach over USD 2 billion by 2032. E. coli contamination can result from consuming contaminated foods including raw or undercooked meat products, unpasteurized dairy products or juices, and uncooked fruits and vegetables.

Some of the symptoms of E. coli are severe stomach cramps, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. Countries like the U.S. are witnessing an increase in E. coli outbreaks. As per CDC reports, in August 2022, around 37 cases of E. coli were reported in four U.S. states and were linked to burgers or sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s food chains. Efforts to eliminate the cases of such contaminants would foster the business growth.

Food Pathogen Testing Market Share, By Manufacturing Method

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Food pathogen testing market size from the rapid manufacturing segment is expected to surpass nearly USD 6.5 billion by 2032. Pathogen detection using rapid testing techniques is gaining preference as it allows interferences and corrective measures to be implemented ahead of time. These rapid methods like can offer faster turnaround times opposed to conventional methods and can quickly scan a large number of samples at a go while enhancing efficiency. Companies are working on the development of advanced techniques for pathogen testing. For instance, in April 2022, Pathotrak Inc. received approval by AOAC for its next-generation rapid pathogen detection enrichment technology that allows food safety tests in 6 hours.

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of food pathogen testing crossed USD 5 billion in 2022 and is poised to record 7.2% growth rate through 2032.
The processed food segment is slated to observe 8.1% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 given to growing cases of contamination with processed foods and drinks.
The Asia Pacific market size is anticipated to register 8.2% gains through 2032 as food safety, particularly for agricultural goods, has been a growing concern across the region.
Microbac Laboratories, Inc., SGS S.A., Intertek Group PLC, Eurofins Scientific, Asurequality, Bureau Veritas S.A, ALS Limited, are some of the leading food pathogen testing companies.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 472
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 361
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