Food Disinfection Market is Expected to Grow $14.9 billion by 2025

The global food disinfection market is expected to reach a value of USD 14.9 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period. Factors such as the increasing occurrences of foodborne diseases and growing safety concerns related to food are driving the market for food & beverage disinfection, which is achieved by certain chemicals and technology (equipment). Chemical disinfectants are more frequently used in food production facilities than thermal or radiation techniques.

Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share during the forecast period due to the growing demand for meat and meat products in developing and developing countries such as China, India, and South Korea. The USDA is of the view that factors such as increasing disposable income, increase in population, and rapid urbanization have significantly aided in the growth of the market in this region. With the westernization of diets in the various countries in Asia Pacific, the demand for better quality meat has been growing which calls for the need to improve the overall health and productivity of livestock species which further drives the growth of the food disinfection market.

This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, along with a study on the product portfolios of the leading companies operating in the food disinfection market. It consists of the profiles of leading companies such Solvay (Belgium), Neogen Corporation (US), Evonik Industries (Germany), Ecolab (US), BASF SE (Germany), Diversey, Inc (US), and Kersia Group (France), Thatcher Company (US),) CCL Pentasol (UK), Rentokil (US), and Entaco N.V. (Belgium), Sanosil Ltd. (Switzerland), Stepan Company (US), Acuro Organics Limited (India), Deluxe Chemicals (US), and Finktech GmbH (Germany).

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Meat & poultry, by food processing, is estimated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period

The food disinfection market, by food processing, has been segmented into meat & poultry, dairy, fish & seafood, fruits & vegetables, and other foods. Meat & poultry account for the largest market during the forecast period owing to the large pool of products available in the market. Meat processing facilities often face the challenge of controlling the count of Salmonella, Listeria, and other bacteria. Since meat and poultry are susceptible to easy contamination by pathogens and are highly perishable products, disinfection of meat processing equipment is of prime importance to prevent disease outbreaks.

Hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid, by chemical type, is estimated to hold the largest share in the food disinfection market during the forecast period

The hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid segment accounts for the largest share and is also projected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. Hydrogen peroxide is the most used disinfectant in the food industry. It is characterized by its economical nature as compared to alcohols. Along with disinfection of the food processing equipment, hydrogen peroxide as a disinfectant also has its application in packaging materials that have direct contact with the food.