Pathogens Driving Growth in Food Safety Market

Pathogens Driving Growth in Food Safety Market

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Changing food habits, mass catering, growing consumer awareness regarding food safety, and globalization of food supply are raising the global demand for food safety. To prevent food contamination or infection multiple techniques are used for food safety testing. Some of them are Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), immunoassay, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), rapid culture detection, and biosensors. With the advancement in technology, various new tests are developed including tests for gluten sensitivities, intolerance food fraud, rapid pathogen detection, pesticides, and antibiotics.  

Challenges of Globalization

Globalization of the food industry is the major challenge for the food safety testing systems and services market. Different regional regulations and oversight between countries could result in supply chain uncertainties and affect the food safety testing industry, especially since various countries’ government and regulatory bodies are contributing significantly to the food safety testing systems market.

According to the latest market intelligence report titled, ‘Global Food Safety Testing Systems & Service Market-Analysis and Forecast (2018-2022)’, the market is expected to reach $19.63 billion by 2022. This tremendous market growth is due to the increase in foodborne diseases, rising food recalls, and more stringent governmental regulations.

High demand for Pathogen Tests

Contamination of food can occur due to the presence of pathogens, residues, toxins, GMO, and allergens, among others. Among all targeted test, tests for pathogens dominates food safety testing as gradually more high-priced rapid technology-based solutions are employed. These pathogen tests are to identify a wide range of microbiological species, which include E. Coli, salmonella, campylobacter, and viruses, among others.      

The global market for food safety testing and services includes a large number of small-sized and medium-sized food safety testing laboratories. System manufacturers offer food safety testing products to testing laboratories of food production companies or to a third-party testing laboratory.

Some of the leading manufacturers are

  • 3M
  • Bureau Veritas
  • SGS
  • Intertek
  • TUV SUD
  • Eurofins
  • ALS Ltd


North America is considered as the most advanced food safety program region across the globe. Asia-Pacific (APAC) is anticipated to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period. Owing to the vast market base for food & beverages, improved standard of living, rise in income levels, and increased awareness about food safety, APAC is expected to register a significant growth rate by 2022. Thusly, emerging nations such as China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Brazil are expected to present opportunities for the food safety testing systems market.

In our previous post on the increase in food recalls due to contamination, we spoke about the need for increased food traceability. Marrying this with improvements in food safety measures at source are key to reducing foodborne ailments for the global food industry.  

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