Food Disinfection Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast to 2025 | Key Players Are Solvay, Neogen Corporation, Evonik Industries, Ecolab, BASF SE, Diversey, Inc, and Kersia Group

The global food disinfection market size is estimated to be valued USD 12.2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach a value of USD 14.9 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period.

The report Food Disinfection Market by Chemical Type (Chlorine, Hydrogen Peroxide & Peracetic Acid, and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds), End Use (Food Processing and Beverage Processing), Application Area, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025″, the global food disinfection market size is estimated to be valued USD 12.2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach a value of USD 14.9 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period. Factors such as an increase in instances of foodborne diseases and outbreaks, rise in awareness about food safety among consumers, and increase in demand for environment-friendly solutions, is driving to the growth of the food disinfection market.

Driver: Increase in instances of foodborne diseases and outbreaks

Foodborne diseases are one of the major concerns across the globe. Rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles have increased the number of people eating food prepared in public places. There are several known ways in which foodborne illnesses can occur. For instance, in the food industry, food ingredients such as herbs and spices often carry pathogenic microbes, which can cause food spoilage and foodborne illnesses. Also, the consumption of contaminated or improperly sterilized food products can expose people to harmful microbes such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses, which can result in severe illnesses.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, 48 million people get sick because of foodborne illnesses, while 128,000 people are hospitalized due to foodborne illnesses every year in the US. According to WHO estimates, globally, Africa has the highest burden of foodborne diseases per person. The WHO has estimated that in Europe, approximately 5,000 people die due to foodborne diseases each year. Also, African and Southeast regions have the highest incidences of deaths caused due to foodborne diseases.

The quaternary ammonium compounds segment of the food disinfection market is projected to have highest CAGR during the forecast period, by chemical type

By chemical type, the quaternary ammonium compounds segment is projected to have highest CAGR during the forecast period in the food disinfection market. Quaternary ammonium compounds, also known as Quats or QACs, are positively charged ions that are naturally attracted to negatively charged molecules such as bacterial proteins. They are effective against bacteria, yeasts, mold, and viruses. Quats are surfactants and possess some detergency, so they are less affected by light soil than other disinfectants. They are non-corrosive, do not act as a skin irritant and are also very stable. Quaternary ammonium compounds are widely used disinfectants in the food industry and are effective against a wide range of microorganisms such as L. monocytogenes and vegetative bacteria, but not against spores. Quaternary ammonium compounds have higher efficacy in alkaline environments and warm temperatures as disinfectants.

The market for food processing segment is projected to account for the largest share during the forecast period

By end use, the food processing segment accounted for the highest share in the food disinfection market. Disinfection during food processing & manufacturing is required in food plant operations, where wet surfaces provide favorable conditions for the growth of microbes. The efficacy of disinfectants is usually determined in suspensions, which do not mimic the growth conditions on surfaces where the agents are required to inactivate the microbes. In the food processing industry, chemicals are generally routinely used to sanitize and disinfect product contact surfaces. These chemicals provide a necessary and required step to ensure that the foods produced and consumed are as free as possible from microorganisms that can cause foodborne illness. Processed food products require utmost quality maintenance, which is facilitated by routine disinfection of food contact surfaces and packaging materials. Disinfection of the production line is a crucial step in achieving quality standards.

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Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share during the forecast period due to the growing demand for meat and meat products in developing and developing countries such as China, India, and South Korea. The USDA is of the view that factors such as increasing disposable income, increase in population, and rapid urbanization have significantly aided in the growth of the market in this region. With the westernization of diets in the various countries in Asia Pacific, the demand for better quality meat has been growing which calls for the need to improve the overall health and productivity of livestock species which further drives the growth of the food disinfection market.

This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, along with a study on the product portfolios of the leading companies operating in the food disinfection market. It consists of the profiles of leading companies such Solvay (Belgium), Neogen Corporation (US), Evonik Industries (Germany), Ecolab (US), BASF SE (Germany), Diversey, Inc (US), and Kersia Group (France), Thatcher Company (US),) CCL Pentasol (UK), Rentokil (US), and Entaco N.V. (Belgium), Sanosil Ltd. (Switzerland), Stepan Company (US), Acuro Organics Limited (India), Deluxe Chemicals (US), and Finktech GmbH (Germany).

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