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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 type (Meat & Poultry, Dairy, Processed, Fruits & Vegetables), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2030

  • Report ID: GMI1417
  • Published Date: Aug 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Food Pathogen Testing Market size was recorded at over USD 4,550 million in 2021. With the increasing prevalence of foodborne diseases, the industry share is anticipated to expand at around 7.9% CAGR between 2022 and 2030.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), contaminated food caused 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses worldwide in 2020. Growing concerns associated with unhygienic food storage and consumption will fuel the need for pathogen testing services. Food-based illnesses can have severe effect on both young and geriatric population. Children under the age of 5 account for nearly 30% of foodborne mortality victims. Increasing focus on pediatric health and nutrition will favor the market outlook over the forthcoming years.

There is a high prevalence of diseases caused due to the consumption of foods contaminated with pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, ETEC, Bacillus cereus, and many others. For manufacturers of processed food or frozen products, the recalls due to pathogen contamination can lead to significant losses, in addition to risking the health of consumers. These factors will drive the adoption of effective food testing services and technology across developing regions.

Lack of awareness and compliance with food & safety norms among manufacturers and infrastructure deficit are a few of the key factors hampering the food pathogen testing market growth. There is a substantial need among the governments across developing countries to maintain a better track record of resource mobilization. It will help to improve infrastructure development and enhance the food control capabilities. However, increasing government support and international assistance from organizations like the World Bank, UN FAO, WHO, and others will expand the awareness regarding food testing and its importance.

Higher risk of salmonella contamination drives food pathogen testing demand

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In terms of contaminants, the global food pathogen testing market share is bifurcated into E. Coli, listeria, salmonella, campylobacter, and others. Salmonella is among the leading causes of foodborne diseases like diarrhea among children. Nontyphoidal salmonella is prominently found in a wide range of dairy products such as milk. Food pathogen testing industry share from salmonella contamination segment surpassed 285.3 million tests in 2021 and is anticipated to exhibit over 7% CAGR through 2022-2030. Salmonella contamination is usually found in chicken, beef, pork, certain frozen foods, and other common food products.

Demand for efficient analysis to expand rapid food pathogen testing industry

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Food pathogen testing market share from rapid testing technology is estimated to surpass USD 5,800 million by 2030, with surging demand for high-speed food analysis and testing. Rapid technologies can provide results within 48 hours. Increased adoption of rapid testing for pathogen detection will enable the implementation of corrective measures and interventions.

The types of rapid testing available include PCR, Immunoassay, convenience-based testing, and others. PCR-based food pathogen testing industry share is anticipated to depict more than 9% CAGR over 2022-2030. This growth rate can be attributed to the ability of PCR tests to synthesize multiple copies of DNA or RNA of microorganisms.

Growing safety awareness increases pathogen testing for processed food

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With respect to food type, the global food pathogen testing industry share is classified into dairy, processed food, meat & poultry, fruits & vegetables, and others (raw food materials, cereals). The consumer consciousness related to the quality, sanitation, and hygiene of processed food has increased. These products include ready-to-eat meals, beverages, and even pet food. Extensive processing and a series of steps involved in manufacturing, such as food handling and packaging, creates the need for efficient pathogen detection. Food pathogen industry share from the processed food segment is anticipated to exceed USD 3,400 million by 2030.

Robust food processing sector fuels North America food pathogen testing industry expansion

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Regionally speaking, the North America food pathogen testing market size is projected to exhibit more than 7.2% CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Several regional authorities and food agencies in North America have expanded their budgets to better deal with outbreaks of infectious diseases. For instance, the Canada Food Inspection Agency has expanded its capabilities for effectively monitoring chemical residues and ensuring food health safety. The region also records a significant production of meat products every year. Canada had produced more than 3.3 billion pounds of beef during 2020, indicating the substantial need for foodborne pathogen testing.

Competitive strategies boost global food pathogen testing industry outlook

Bureau Veritas s.a, Microbac Laboratories, Inc., Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited, SGS S.A., Intertek Group PLC, IFP Institut Für Produktqualität GmbH, Genevac Ltd, Eurofins Scientific, Asurequality, ALS Limited, Genetic Id Na Inc., Campden BRI, RapidBio Systems, Inc., BIOMERIEUX SA, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc are some of the key companies in global food pathogen testing market. These organizations are working towards strengthening and securing the supply chain with sustainable strategies, agreements, and deals with distributors.

For instance, in 2021 Bureau announced acquisition of Zhejiang Jianchuang Testing Technology Services Company Limited. The acquisition deal helped the group in diversifying its Consumer Products division to include the Chinese domestic market, along with online brands.

Impact of COVID-19 on global food pathogen testing industry

The coronavirus pandemic introduced new challenges and disruptions to the food supply chain, with several implications on food trade, quality, and security. Lockdowns and government regulations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in labor shortages and manufacturing shutdowns. High risk associated with transmission of coronavirus through food supply chain during various activities such as packaging, storage, production, and distribution, hindered the industry growth. Over the coming years, the rapid adoption of advanced technologies and digitalization of supply chain will positively influence the food pathogen testing industry.

The food pathogen testing market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in million tests and revenue in USD thousand from 2017 to 2030 for the following segments:

By Technology

  • Radial
  • Bias

By Food type

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  • Commercial vehicles
  • Terrain vehicles
  • Utility vehicles
  • Two-wheelers

By Contaminant

  • Salmonella
  • Listeria

By Sales Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global food pathogen testing market was valued at more than USD 4.5 billion in 2021 and is projected to exhibit around 7.9% CAGR over 2022-2030.
Food pathogen testing industry share from salmonella contamination segment surpassed 285 million tests in 2021 and is anticipated to record over 7% CAGR through 2022- 2030.
Rapid food pathogen testing industry share will be more than USD 5.8 billion by 2030, with the use of technologies such as PCR, immunoassays, convenience-based, and other products that provide results in less than 48 hours.
Bureau Veritas, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited, SGS S.A., Intertek Group PLC, IFP, Genon Laboratories Ltd, Genevac Ltd, Eurofins Scientific, Agilent Technologies, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., among several others, are some of the prominent companies in global food pathogen testing market.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 18
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