The Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is expected to grow from US$ 479.22 million in 2019 to US$ 846.68 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2020 to 2027.
The Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is likely to account for a remarkable share of the food pathogen testing market across the world during the forecast period. One of the factors that is driving the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market is the upsurge in foodborne illness outbreak. The foodborne illness colloquially referred to as food poisoning is any type of illness which results from the spoilage of food, due to pathogenic viruses, bacteria or parasites that have the capability of contaminating the food. There is an increase of the number of people who are elderly and disproportionately susceptible to the serious outcomes of foodborne illness worldwide. Foodborne diseases comprise of a wide range of illness ranging from diarrhea to cancer. Some of the gastrointestinal issues can produce neurological, immunological and gynecological symptoms. Changes in food microorganisms can lead to the constant evolution of pathogens, development of resistance to antibiotics and change in the virulence of the known pathogens. Most of the people remain exposed to the risks of contaminated food in commercial foodservice settings due to poor hygiene
In terms of type, the salmonella segment led the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market in 2019. Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Within two species, salmonella enterica and Salmonella bongori, more than 2500 different serotypes have been identified till date. Salmonella is a hardy and ubiquitous bacterium that can survive several weeks in a dry environment and several months in water. Salmonellosis is a disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella. It is generally characterized by abdominal pain, acute onset of fever, diarrhea, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. Salmonella is widely distributed in wild and domestic animals. They are common in food animals such as pigs, poultry, and cattle. The bacteria can travel through the entire food chain from animal feed, primary production, and to households or food-service establishments and institutions. Salmonellosis in humans is usually contracted through the consumption of contaminated food of animal origin, mainly meat, meat, poultry, and milk.
SGS SA, Bureau Veritas, Intertek Group Plc, Eurofins Scientific, Nérieux NutriSciences, and ALS Limited among the key players in the market in this region.
The COVID-19 is anticipated to cause a huge loss to the economy in the Middle East and Africa region. The consequence and impact can be even worse and totally depends on the spread of the virus. South Africa has the largest COVID-19 cases in the Middle East and Africa region, and is followed by Saudi Arabia and UAE, among others. UAE was the first country in Middle East and Africa to report a confirmed case of coronavirus.
The overall Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the Middle East and Africa food pathogen testing market with respects to all the segments pertaining to the region. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants typically associated with this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the Middle East and Africa Food Pathogen Testing market.