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Food Pathogen Testing Market Research Report Information By Type (Salmonella, E Coli, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Other Pathogens), By Food Tested (Meat & Poultry, Fish & Seafood, Dairy, Processed Food, Fruits & Vegetables, Cereals & Grains, and Other Food Tested), By Technology (Traditional, Agar Culturing (Culture Media Testing), Rapid, Convenience-based, PCR, Immunoassay, and Other Molecular Based test), By Site (In-house (Factory Labs), Outsourcing Facility (Service Labs), and Government Labs), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asi


ID: MRFR/F-B & N/20097-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| July 2024

Global Food Pathogen Testing Market Overview


Food Pathogen Testing Market Size was valued at USD 14.9 Billion in 2022. The Food Pathogen Testing market industry is projected to grow from USD 16.21 Billion in 2023 to USD 31.83 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 8.80% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increasing public knowledge of food safety and an increase in food poisoning events are the key market drivers accelerating market expansion.


Food Pathogen Testing Market Overview


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Food Pathogen Testing Market Trends



  • Increasing levels of food product contamination is driving the market growth.


Market CAGR for Food Pathogen Testing is being driven by the increasing levels of food product contamination. The process of pathogen testing involves finding and removing pathogens from food products that have been compromised by poor preparation, storage, or contact to animal dung. Pre-process raw material screening, monitoring, and accurately and economically releasing the safe end goods are the procedures involved in pathogen testing.


Additionally, Cross-contamination of foods refers to the unintended transfer of bacteria, chemical pollutants (including allergens), or any foreign substance from food, individuals, or items to another food product. Usually, it happens when comparing allergen-containing items to those that are allergen-free or when comparing raw foods to those that are ready to eat (RTE). Cross-contamination can cause food poisoning when dangerous bacteria are transferred to RTE goods that do not undergo extra processing to remove microorganisms. In any step of the food distribution chain, cross-contamination can happen. Inadequate handling of raw food, which often has a significant bacteria count, is where it all starts.


Over the years, there have been a number of outbreaks of food borne illnesses. According to reports, handling food improperly causes the majority of them. Cross-contamination is one of the primary causes of food-borne illnesses. Cross-contamination, which results in the spread of dangerous germs, is the primary contributor to food borne illness, a serious health concern. Existing technologies for evaluating food safety provide a number of challenges in terms of producing reliable test findings. The challenges lie in the weaknesses of technology, which include their inability to analyze complex items like processed food and their failure to produce results that are useful.


For instance, The World Health Organisation (WHO) claims, 600 million people worldwide suffer from food borne illnesses each year. Additionally, growing trade globalization has raised the possibility of food exports and imports becoming cross-contaminated. Salmonella was apparently to blame for an incidence in China connected to an egg fried rice outbreak. In January 2022, there were at least 220 cases of diarrhea, fever, stomach discomfort, nausea, and vomiting. Thus, result in driving the Food Pathogen Testing market revenue.


Food Pathogen Testing Market Segment Insights


Food Pathogen Testing Type Insights


The Food Pathogen Testing market segmentation, based on type includes Salmonella, E Coli, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Other Pathogens. The salmonella segment dominated the market. The most prevalent bacterial illness that affects the human gastrointestinal system is salmonella, which results in fever, diarrhea, and cramps. Generally speaking, eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, and egg products is what causes it. Immune systems are weakened, especially in newborns, by salmonella infection.


Figure1: Food Pathogen Testing Market, by Type, 2022&2032 (USD Billion)


Food Pathogen Testing Market, by Type, 2022&2032


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Food Pathogen Testing Food Tested Insights


The Food Pathogen Testing market segmentation, based on Food Tested, includes Meat & Poultry, Fish & Seafood, Dairy, Processed Food, Fruits & Vegetables, Cereals & Grains, and Other Food Tested. The meat & poultry category generated the most income. Demand for food pathogen testing is fueled by the need to maintain or improve product quality in response to rising consumer awareness of and concern for health.


Food Pathogen Testing Technology Insights


The Food Pathogen Testing market segmentation, based on Technology includes Traditional, Agar Culturing (Culture Media Testing), Rapid, Convenience-based, PCR, Immunoassay, and Other Molecular Based test. The rapid segment dominated the market. The segment's expansion is aided by traditional technology's straightforward procedures and inexpensive initial cost. It provides a number of benefits, including decreased cost and greater accuracy, which are probably driving this market's rise.


Food Pathogen Testing Site Insights


The Food Pathogen Testing market segmentation, based on Site, includes In-house (Factory Labs), Outsourcing Facility (Service Labs), and Government Labs. The outsourcing facility (service labs) category generated the most income. The expansion of outsourced food testing services will be fueled by the need for completely integrated, autonomous, and specialized equipment for collecting and analyzing food samples. The market for food diagnostics is anticipated to be primarily influenced by rising international outbreaks of food borne illnesses; hence, the outsourcing industry is anticipated to expand.


Food Pathogen Testing Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Food Pathogen Testing market area will dominate this market, because of changing lifestyles and time constraints; there is a rising demand for food and beverages, particularly processed meals. Due to the hectic lifestyle and increasing dependency on processed foods, the market is experiencing a boom in sales of these products.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, German, France, Canada, the UK, Italy, China, Japan, Spain, India, South Korea, Australia, and Brazil.


Figure2: FOOD PATHOGEN TESTING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


FOOD PATHOGEN TESTING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Food Pathogen Testing market is responsible for the second-biggest market share due to the rising prevalence of food-borne illnesses in the area can be linked to the market's expansion. The region's rising concern for food safety fuels the market's expansion. Further, the German Food Pathogen Testing market held a dominant market share, and the UK Food Pathogen Testing market was the European region's fastest-growing market.


The Asia-Pacific Food Pathogen Testing Market is anticipated to see the fastest CAGR between 2023 and 2032, since most nations do not strictly enforce food safety. Food borne sickness is a problem, but the government and food regulatory agencies are not doing enough to ensure that food is safe from viruses or other hazards. Moreover, China’s Food Pathogen Testing market possessed the biggest market share, and the Indian Food Pathogen Testing market was the Asia-Pacific region's fastest-growing market.


Food Pathogen Testing Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are putting a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will encourage the Food Pathogen Testing market to expand even further. Additionally, market participants are engaging in a range of strategic initiatives to increase their worldwide reach, with important market developments such as the introduction of new products, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and cooperation with other organizations. To grow and endure in an increasingly competitive and challenging market environment, Food Pathogen Testing industry must provide reasonably priced goods.


One of the main business strategies employed by manufacturers is to produce locally to reduce operational expenses in the Food Pathogen Testing industry to develop market sector and benefit customers. In recent years, the Food Pathogen Testing industry has provided some of the most important benefits for food industry. Major players in the Food Pathogen Testing market, including IFP Institut Fr Produktqualitt GmbH, Genetic Id Na Inc., Intertek Group PLC, Bureau Veritas S.A., Eurofins Scientific, SGS S.A., and others, invest in operations for research and development in an effort to improve market demand.


Intertek Group plc is a multinational British corporation with its headquarters in London, England that specializes in assurance, inspection, product testing, and certification. It is a part of the London Stock Exchange's FTSE 100 Index and is traded there. The largest consumer products tester in the world, Intertek Consumer products and Retail, has more than 1,000 laboratories spread out across almost 100 different countries. In 2021, Intertek purchased the Assurance and Standardisation Business divisions from SAI Global.


French corporation Bureau Veritas, founded in 1828, specializes in testing, inspection, and certification. It operates in a number of industries, including building and infrastructure (which generates 27% of its income), agri-food and commodities (23%), marine and offshore (7%), industrial (22%), certification (7%), and consumer items (14%). Through a network of more than 1,500 offices and laboratories and 84,000 people, Bureau Veritas is present in 140 countries. In 2021, AET France, a business that specializes in sustainability testing, product development, and lab testing, has been acquired by Bureau Veritas.


Key Companies in the Food Pathogen Testing market include.



  • IFP Institut Fr Produktqualitt GmbH

  • Genetic Id Na Inc.

  • Intertek Group PLC

  • Bureau Veritas S.A

  • Eurofins Scientific

  • SGS S.A.

  • ALS Limited, Silliker, Inc.

  • Microbac Laboratories, Inc.


Food Pathogen Testing Industry Developments


April 2023: Rheonix was bought out by Eurofins USA. Through this collaboration, Eurofins is able to expand their network of microbiology labs to incorporate the Rheonix Listeria PatternAlert Assay.


August 2022: ALS acquired Corthorn Quality to increase the scope of its food testing services in Chile. ALS intends to satisfy the industry's expanding need for assurance of quality and safety. With this growth, ALS is now able to offer complete testing solutions to Chilean firms, guaranteeing that food products satisfy both regulatory requirements and consumer expectations.


November 2021: Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation opened a cutting-edge food testing facility in Lima, Peru in order to grow further. The laboratory will conduct microbiological and chemical investigations on various agricultural and manufactured food products. This growth will help the business gain market share for food safety testing.


Food Pathogen Testing Market Segmentation


Food Pathogen Testing Type Outlook



  • Salmonella

  • E Coli

  • Campylobacter

  • Listeria

  • Other Pathogens


Food Pathogen Testing Food Tested Outlook



  • Meat & Poultry

  • Fish & Seafood

  • Dairy

  • Processed Food

  • Fruits & Vegetables

  • Cereals & Grains

  • Other Food Tested


Food Pathogen Testing Technology Outlook



  • Traditional

  • Agar Culturing (Culture Media Testing)

  • Rapid

  • Convenience-based

  • PCR

  • Immunoassay

  • Other Molecular Based test


Food Pathogen Testing Site Outlook



  • In-house (Factory Labs)

  • Outsourcing Facility (Service Labs)

  • Government Labs


Food Pathogen Testing Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada





  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe





  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific





  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 14.9 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 16.21 Billion
Market Size2032 USD 31.83 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 8.80% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Food Tested, Technology, Site, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  IFP Institut Fr Produktqualitt GmbH, Genetic Id Na Inc., Intertek Group PLC, Bureau Veritas S.A.,
Key Market Opportunities Improvements in technology for diagnosing food pathogens
Key Market Dynamics Increasing worry about food safety


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

In 2022, the market for food pathogen testing reportedly had a value of $14.9 billion USD.

The projected CAGR for the market's growth between 2023 and 2032 is 8.80%.

North America maintained the biggest market share globally.

The leading companies in the market are Bureau Veritas S.A., Genetic ID Inc., Intertek Group PLC, and IFP Institut Fr Produktqualitt GmbH.

In 2022, the Salmonella category commanded the market.

Meat and poultry held the biggest market share worldwide.

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