Increase in Outbreak of Foodborne Illnesses Expediting Bacteriological Testing Market

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TheGlobal Bacteriological Testing Marketsize is projected to reach USD 15.16 billion by 2028, from USD 10.85 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 7.80% during the forecast period, 2021-2028

Bacteriological testing is defined as a service-oriented firm wherein consumable products such as water, cosmetics, food, and beverages are being tested for pathogenic contamination before consumption. The bacteriological testing clearly examines the presence of any harmful bacteria such as coliform, salmonella, campylobacter, and others which causes infections in the urinary tract, impetigo, cellulitis, food poisoning, and others. These harmful bacteria are present in organic compounds along with water in huge colonies thereby making the water unfit for consumption. Owing to this, bacteriological testing services are hired by packaged mineral water producers in developed economies so as to provide hygienic and pathogen-free potable water.

The Bacteriological Testing Market is segmented into bacteria, technology, end-use industry, and component. Among these, the bacteria segment, the Salmonella segment is expected to hold the largest market share in the global market by 2026. This is mainly because detection and confirmation methods are widely available and are capable of reducing detection times to 48 hours or less.

The global increase in outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, implementation of stringent food safety regulations in developed economies, and increase in incidences of microbial contamination in water reservoirs due to more urban & industrial waste are the factors driving this market.Furthermore, the increasing demand for bacteriological testing technologies in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and water industries for cost-effective end products is one more factor expected to support the growth of the Global Bacteriological Testing Market during the forecast period. These are the key factors that are expected to generate the growth opportunity for key manufacturers functioning in the Bacteriological Testing Market.Bound to all these positive factors it would be anticipated that the Global Bacteriological Testing Market remains positive during the forecast period.

Moreover, stringent food regulations implemented by the government to ensure food safety coupled with the cost-effective and time-saving new technologies will propel the growth of the market in the forecast period. The Global Bacteriological Testing Market is dominated by rapid technologies and is expected to maintain its position in the forecast period due to high accuracy, lower turnaround time, increased sensitivity, and ability to test a wide spectrum of bacteria.

On the other hand, the high cost of bacteriological testing technologies is a major factor that may limit the growth of the Bacteriological Testing Market in the years to come. Further, the lack of technology, food control systems and regulations may also hamper the market growth.

Among the end-use industry segments, the food & beverage segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6.21% during the forecast period. This is owing to the increased incidences of foodborne illness, food spoilage, etc. in both emerged and emerging countries. The technological advancement in the food and beverages industry in emerging economies such as China and India also helps the Bacteriological Testing Market growth.

North America is dominating the market and is expected to maintain its dominance in the global market in the future. Increasing use for bacteriological testing in the food & beverage industry due to strict regulations about safety is a factor expected to drive the growth in North America. The European market is expected to record moderate growth in the Global Bacteriological Testing Market. The Asia Pacific market is expected to register the fastest growth rate in the global market, due to increasing food & beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries, urbanization, coupled with high disposable income in the middle-class population. Also, the advancement of the Asia-Pacific in the estimated period by Australia, China, and Southeast Asian countries, as these countries end up being more conscious about nourishment and are also actualizing controls for their testing.

Some of the leading players in the Global Bacteriological Testing Market are GS, Bureau Veritas, Intertek, Eurofins, TÜV SÜD, ALS Limited, 3M, Thermo Fisher, Merck, Agilent, and Bio-rad, among others.