Food Pathogen Testing Market to Reach USD 22.7 Billion by 2028

The food pathogen testing market is poised for substantial growth, with an estimated value of USD 15.1 billion in 2023, projected to reach USD 22.7 billion by 2028, at an impressive CAGR of 8.4% from 2023 to 2028. This surge in demand is driven by growing consumer awareness of foodborne illnesses and the pressing need for safer food options.

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Heightened concerns over food contamination and outbreaks have led consumers to demand transparency and assurance about the safety of their food. As a result, the demand for food pathogen testing services has skyrocketed to meet this consumer need.

Stricter regulations and standards set by regulatory bodies and government agencies have also played a significant role in driving the demand for food pathogen testing. Compliance with these regulations requires regular testing to ensure that food products meet acceptable pathogen levels, prompting food producers, manufacturers, and retailers to increasingly turn to food pathogen testing services.

The globalization of the food supply chain has further contributed to the increased demand for food pathogen testing. With the import and export of food products across borders, the risk of contamination has escalated. To ensure the safety and quality of food products throughout the supply chain, robust testing measures are necessary, leading to a growing need for food pathogen testing services to support safe international trade and maintain consumer confidence.

Among the types of pathogens, Campylobacter is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecasted period. Campylobacter contamination is primarily associated with poultry and meat products and can lead to bacterial diarrhea, posing risks to consumers’ health.

The meat and poultry industry is expected to dominate the food type segment in the food pathogen testing market. These products can be contaminated by various pathogens, including E. coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, emphasizing the importance of stringent food safety procedures throughout the manufacturing and supply chain.

Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing market for food pathogen testing, driven by increasing compliance with safety standards, high-volume food trade within the region, and strict safety regulations followed by developed economies worldwide.

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Key Market Players

SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA (Switzerland), Bureau Veritas (France), Intertek Group Plc. (UK), Eurofins Scientific (Europe), ALS (Australia), JBT(US), and TÜV NORD GROUP (Germany) are among the key players in the global food pathogen testing market.