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Food Pathogen Testing Market size to exceed $9Bn by 2030

  • Published Date: August 19, 2022

Global Food Pathogen Testing Market size is anticipated to surpass USD 9,000 million by 2030, as per a new research report published by Global Market Insights Inc.

The report identifies the global processed food industry as a key driver expanding food pathogen testing requirements. The sale of packaged food is increasing in developing countries and the demand for meat products has surged across regions such as APAC and South America. For instance, in China, the annual meat consumption is projected to reach more than 85kg per person by 2024. Increasing consumer awareness about food safety & hygiene, and technological advancements in rapid food inspection will influence the industry trends.

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the food supply chain, with a series of lockdowns and stringent government regulations impacting the manufacturing capacities. Higher risks associated with transmission of the coronavirus through supply chain activities slowed down the industry to some extent. However, advancements in testing technology driven by increased awareness will support the investments in food sector over the coming years.

Rising incidences of kidney failure to fuel E. Coli testing demand

As per the new study, the food pathogen testing market share, in terms of volume from E. Coli contaminant segment, was over 140 million tests in 2021. The high demand can be credited to the implementation of stringent government regulations for monitoring food production, guidelines, and compliances to ensure product safety. Food contaminated with E. Coli can be one of the leading causes of kidney failure and anemia. The pathogen is commonly found in meat products such as ground beef, unpasteurized milk & cheese, spinach, radish sprouts, lettuce, and even cattle food.

Ease of use to drive traditional pathogen testing market trends

The report classifies the industry into traditional and rapid testing technologies. The food pathogen testing industry share from traditional testing is anticipated to reach over USD 3,100 million by 2030. There is a surging need for easy-to-use testing methods to improve the overall output and laboratory proficiencies. Traditional pathogen technology is a commonly used culture-based testing in microbiology laboratories to identify the spectrum of microorganisms present.

Browse key industry insights spread across 371 pages with 398 market data tables & 16 figures & charts from the report, “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” in detail along with the table of contents:

Meat and poultry consumption augments food pathogen testing needs

There is a heavy demand for food pathogen testing for meat and poultry products. A substantial rise in demand for meat and meat-based products in China along with countries in Europe and North America over the next few years will fuel the industry expansion. Growing consumption of processed meat, raw meat, seafood, and frozen products will influence the use of pathogen testing and associated techniques. According to the report, global food pathogen testing market share from meat and poultry segment is estimated to generate over USD 1,400 Million by 2030.

Packaged food consumption in APAC boosts pathogen testing development

Asia Pacific food pathogen testing market size is expected to depict around 8.6% CAGR through 2030 with increasing concerns regarding the safety of processed foods, including processed meat and poultry. APAC is expected to offer lucrative opportunities due to increased efforts of producers, regulators, and consumers to ensure safer food products. Countries such as India, China, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia are witnessing consistent rise in packaged food consumption. In 2021, China held a 28% share of APAC food pathogen testing industry, depicting a sustainable environment for further expansion, cites the report.

Mergers & acquisitions to strengthen the market outlook

The strategic landscape of global food pathogen testing market is expected to witness a series of strategic initiatives, including M&As, partnerships with distributors and other companies. Some of the players discussed in the report include ALS Limited, Intertek Group PLC, IFP Institut Für Produktqualität GmbH, Asurequality, Eurofins Scientific, Genetic Id Na Inc., Genon Laboratories Ltd, Silliker, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Genevac Ltd, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Many organizations are adopting effective growth tactics to bolster their product reach and cater to wider network of customers. For example, in July 2022, SGS acquired Proderm GMBH, a leading provider of clinical testing solutions for personal care, cosmetics, and medical products. The acquisition will help SGS enhance its global network and meet customer needs across the health and nutrition industries.

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani