Middle East and Africa Food Pathogen Testing Market, By Testing Type (System, Test Kits, Consumables, and Others), Type of Pathogen Testing (Salmonella Spp, E. Coli, Listeria Spp, Listeria, Campylobacter, Vibrio Spp, and Others), Site (Inhouse/Internal Lab, Outsourcing Facility), Application (Food, and Beverages)- Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.
Market Analysis and Insights
Food pathogen testing is widely adopted by food & beverages manufacturers to ensure food safety and fulfill the standards of food safety laid by the governmental authorities. An increase in the prevalence of foodborne diseases coupled with rising concern regarding food safety will increase the demand for food pathogen testing. Moreover, the increasing number of food recalls and stringent regulations laid by the governmental bodies for pathogen testing are anticipated to propel the growth of the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market. However, a lack of technical expertise in small enterprises may hamper the market's growth.
The increase in the technological advancement of food pathogen testing and rising demand for rapid and sensitive technologies for pathogen testing in food & beverages products are expected to create immense opportunities for the manufacturers of food pathogen testing. On the other hand, the lack of uniform food safety standards may challenge the market's growth.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029 and is expected to reach USD 364.91 million by 2029 from USD 222.84 million in 2021.
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2015)
Revenue in USD Million, Pricing in USD
Testing Type (System, Test Kits, Consumables Others), Type of Pathogen Testing (Salmonella Spp, E. Coli, Listeria Spp, Listeria, Campylobacter, Vibrio Spp, Others), Site (Inhouse/Internal Lab, Outsourcing Facility), Application (Food, Beverages)
South Africa, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Kuwait, and Rest of the Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
3M, PerkinElmer Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., bioMérieux SA, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, Neogen Corporation, FOSS, Omega Diagnostics Group PLC, Romer Labs Division Holding GmbH, among others
Food pathogen testing is important to reduce and ultimately eliminate foodborne illnesses caused by foodborne pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and others. Almost 31 known bacteria and viruses and more unidentified agents cause foodborne illness. Pathogen testing is a process that is implemented in every step of food production to food packaging to ensure food safety and sanitation. The most common foodborne illness is caused by salmonella, listeria, and E. coli. Food pathogen testing can be done using conventional cell culture standard methods or advanced technologies or methodologies such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and others. The elimination of foodborne pathogens is desired for the entire food industry to decrease foodborne illness cases.
Middle East and Africa Food Pathogen Testing Market Dynamics
Increasing number of product recalls
A product recall is a request by a manufacturer to consumers to return the product after discovering the presence of pathogens or safety issues in the product that might endanger the consumer's life. The product recall can put the manufacturer at the risk of legal action. The growing safety concerns and the rising number of product recall cases are due to potential pathogen contaminations such as bacteria, viruses, and others. The pathogen infection can cause short-term symptoms or be deadly to consumers with weak immunity symptoms. The rising awareness regarding food safety and the increasing number of food recalled cases coupled with stringent regulations on food safety would increase the demand for the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market.
Hence, increasing cases of food recall by the manufacturer due to contamination by pathogens is increasing the demand for food pathogen testing to ensure food safety, which will augment the growth of the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market.
Rising prevalence of foodborne illnesses
Foodborne illnesses are caused by the consumption of spoiled or contaminated food with pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and others, leading to infection. The rising instances of foodborne disease among consumers globally create massive demand for food pathogen testing equipment. The main reason behind the increased foodborne disease in the food industry is the unaware workforce, food handlers, and manufacturers, as they lack knowledge of modern technologies, good manufacturing practices (GMP), hazard analysis, and critical control points (HACCP) systems, quality control. The lack of knowledge among workers leads to an increase in the prevalence of foodborne diseases. The rising instances of foodborne disease globally increase the demand for food pathogen testing to increase food safety.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), after the African and South-East Asia areas, the Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has the third greatest estimated burden of foodborne illnesses per population. Along with that, increasing consumer awareness, stringent government regulations for food safety and quality control, and adoption of food pathogen testing technology are other factors that may drive the market in the region
Hence, the increasing number of foodborne illnesses and rising number of deaths due to contaminated food will aid in the growth of the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market.
Technological advancements in food pathogen testing
The demand for effective and technologically advanced food pathogen testing methods is increasing due to rising concerns related to food safety and an increasing prevalence of foodborne illness. Foodborne pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and others can cause harm to consumers if they remain unchecked in food and beverage products. Various traditional food pathogen testing methods are time-consuming, and hence the need for the technologically advanced method is increasing. New technologies are developed to efficiently check the presence of food pathogens in food and beverage products.
Thus, technological advancements play a significant role in food pathogen testing as they help ensure that the food is safe to consume and helps reduce the case of foodborne illness, which is expected to create a good opportunity for the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market.
- High initial investment for installation of food pathogen testing equipment
Food pathogen testing equipment is costly, making it difficult to afford for small-scale manufacturers. The high cost associated with the initial installation, pathogen testing services, culture media, consumables, and others may hamper the market's growth. Moreover, the diagnostic tools require proper maintenance regularly, which increases the overall cost of diagnostic tools such as PCR, ELISA, biosensors, and others. The diagnostics tools with advanced technology and the cost of media are also high, which is anticipated to restrain the market's growth. In addition, media is required for every test performed, which may not be affordable for small-scale manufacturers. All the factors above may hamper the growth of the food pathogen testing market. The high cost associated with food pathogen testing equipment may restrain the market's growth.
Hence, the high prices associated with the cost of pathogen testing equipment and the high initial investment required for installation are anticipated to restrain the growth of the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market as the small manufacturers or enterprises find it hard to afford the expensive diagnostic tools.
- Lack of technical expertise in small enterprises
The small enterprise manufacturers of food and beverages do not have enough knowledge about the food pathogen testing methods or services, or programs and will not be able to meet the food safety requirements. Therefore, a lack of skills and knowledge, especially in developing countries, will affect the effective evaluation and inspection of food operations. Technical expertise and knowledge are essential to implement any such procedures. Thus, the government should conduct certain programs to educate workers so that maximum food safety and pathogen testing and thus safety can be achieved. Lack of experience and technical knowledge, especially in small enterprises, will lead to serious contamination in food and beverage products, resulting in foodborne disease and can cause severe problems. The lack of expertise and technical knowledge could harm the food and pathogen testing industries.
The lack of knowledge and technical expertise in small enterprises will create chaos in the food industry, leading to confusion and hampering the market's growth. Thus the need to harmonize the food safety act is increasing.
Post COVID-19 Impact on Middle East and Africa Food Pathogen Testing Market
COVID-19 has affected the market to some extent. Due to the lockdown, the manufacturing and production of many small and large companies were halted. The demand for food pathogen testing also increased, which influenced the market. Post-pandemic, the demand for food pathogen testing has increased due to the demand for fermented beverages, soft drinks, and many others. Due to the change in many mandates and regulations, manufacturers are enabled to design and launch new products in the market, which will help the market's growth.
- In July 2020, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. launched SureTect PCR Assays for foodborne pathogen analysis. The test detects the presence of Campylobacter jejuni, C. coli, C. lari, STEC, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificusin in food products. The launch of a new food pathogen testing essay will enhance the product portfolio and helps all the food manufacturers to detect pathogens in the food and beverages products
Middle East and Africa Food Pathogen Testing Market Scope
Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is segmented into notable segments based on testing type, type of pathogen testing, site, and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze major industry growth segments and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to make strategic decisions to identify core market applications.
- Test Kits
On the basis of testing type, the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is segmented into system, test kits, consumables, and others.
Type of Pathogen Testing
- Salmonella Spp
- Listeria Spp
- Vibrio Spp
On the basis of type of pathogen testing, the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is segmented into Salmonella Spp, E.Coli, Listeria Spp, Listeria, Vibrio Spp, Campylobacter, and others.
- Inhouse/Internal Lab
- Outsourcing Facility
On the basis of site, the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is segmented into an inhouse/internal lab and outsourcing facility.
On the basis of application, the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is segmented into food and beverages.
Middle East and Africa Food Pathogen Testing Market Regional Analysis/Insights
Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is analyzed, and market size insights and trends are provided based on country, testing type, type of pathogen testing, site, and application as referenced above.
Some of the countries covered in the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market are South Africa, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Kuwait, and the Rest of the Middle East and Africa.
South Africa is expected to dominate the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market in terms of market share and market revenue due to the growing foodborne-related illnesses.
The region section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulations in the market that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points, such as new and replacement sales, country demographics, disease epidemiology, and import-export tariffs, are some of the major pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. In addition, the presence and availability of the Middle East and African brands and their challenges faced due to high competition from local and domestic brands and the impact of sales channels are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Middle East and Africa Food Pathogen Testing Market Share Analysis
Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market competitive landscape provide details by the competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Middle East and Africa presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, and application dominance. The above data points are only related to the companies' focus on the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market.
Some of the major players operating in the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market are 3M, PerkinElmer Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., bioMérieux SA, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, Neogen Corporation, FOSS, Omega Diagnostics Group PLC, and Romer Labs Division Holding GmbH, among others.
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