Foodborne illness is a serious problem, with millions of people succumbing to a food-related bacterial or viral infection each year. Thankfully, there are tools available for companies to test for infection-causing germs in food products. The following report analyzes the global food pathogen testing market.
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Each year, some 48 million people in the United States get sick from eating food contaminated with an infection-causing virus or bacteria. Known as foodborne illness, it's responsible for roughly 3,000 deaths in the country each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thankfully, there are ways to test for infection-causing pathogens in food products. Before selling a food product, companies can use these solutions to ensure their product isn't contaminated with a bacteria or virus that could otherwise cause foodborne illness when consumed.
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Food pathogen testing can be performed in a variety of ways. There are basic on-site kits that food manufacturers can use to analyze samples of their food for harmful bacteria or viruses. Alternatively, food manufacturers can send a food sample to a lab for a deeper and more thorough test. Regardless, the purpose of food pathogen testing is to determine whether a food sample contains one or more harmful pathogens. If a pathogen is detected in a food sample, the company can discard the product to prevent consumers from ingesting the bacteria or virus and, therefore, becoming ill.
It's unlikely that foodborne illness will be completely eliminated anytime soon. Through rigorous testing, however, food manufacturers can minimize the risk of such illness while protecting the public's health in the process. Food pathogen testing kits and solutions are highly accurate. Even if a food sample only contains a small trace of an infection-causing virus or bacteria, it will likely be detected. First, however, food manufacturers must take the steps to having their food testing. Without food pathogen testing, there's no way to ensure that a food product is free of infection-causing viruses or bacteria.
The Food Pathogen Testing Market 2017 – 2024 report by Global Market Insights is a comprehensive study of the global food pathogen testing market. Featuring 350 pages, it offers an in-depth analysis of the market's current and future prospective scenarios. By accessing this report, you'll gain a better understanding of the food pathogen testing market and where it's headed.
This report segments the global food pathogen testing market by several criteria. On the basis of containment, the market is segmented into salmonella, listeria and e. coli. On the basis of end-user application, the market is segmented into meat and poultry, processed foods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. On the basis of technology, the market is segmented into traditional and rapid. On the basis of food, the market is segmented into meat and poultry, dairy, processed foods, fruits and vegetables.