The global antimicrobial food disinfectant market size to cross revenues of over USD 2.1 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The industry is expected to observe a phenomenal growth on account of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has generated an opportunity for FMCG companies to launch antimicrobial disinfectants. Consumers are concerned about the hygiene and safety of consumed food products, thereby driving the application of antimicrobial disinfectants across the world. Hence, the increased concern of customers regarding foodborne illness due to the COVID-19 virus and other bacteria is expected to drive the market growth.
The increased focus on natural-based disinfectants and the increase in awareness toward the usage of food equipment sanitizer among consumers are likely to influence the growth of the market. North America and the APAC are likely to drive the market with increased customer concerns for food-borne diseases. The market is anticipated to exhibit significant revenue growth owing to the rise in consumer awareness toward hygienic packaged products and an extensive focus on food safety from government authorities during supply chain and retail distribution. Companies currently operating in the food processing industry are now focusing on the implementation of advance and next-generation disinfection and sanitation technology.
- The fruits and vegetable disinfectant segment is expected to reach a revenue of over $1.5 billion by 2025 on account of the high consumption, production, and growth of fruits and vegetables across the world.
- The commercial & industrial disinfectant segment is projected to grow at the CAGR of close to 8% during the period 2019–2025.
- The antimicrobial food disinfectant market in India is likely to grow at a staggering CAGR of 11% during the period 2019–2025.
- The Europe antimicrobial food disinfectant market is expected to reach close to $660 million by 2025 because of the increased need for safety in consumption.
- The liquid-based disinfectant segment is expected to reach $1.6 billion by 2025 as these solutions are effective against several types of micro-organisms, which cause respiratory infections.
ANTIMICROBIAL FOOD DISINFECTANT MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY PRODUCT
Liquid-based antimicrobial food disinfectants dominate the market; however, granule and spray-based ones are expected to increase their market shares during the forecast period. Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe are likely to be major contributors to the growth of the market. The growing concern over foodborne illnesses, particularly after the COVID-19 outbreak, is likely to driven high potential growth in several regions during the forecast period. The higher effectiveness of liquid-based substances than other types in countering the spread of germs in food substances is likely to influence at a higher CAGR during the forecast period.
The granule-based antimicrobial food disinfectant market is expected to decline during the forecast period. Fruits and vegetables contain germs, which cause illness. Therefore, it is necessary to wash and remove dirt from fresh fruits and vegetables. Granules-based disinfectants are effective for viruses, fungus, yeast, and even other microbe removals; however, they are not highly feasible to application. Granule-based disinfectants are used mainly in the food industry, where they are used as cleansers and peracetic acid-based disinfectant solutions and are considered as an important substitute to chlorine bleach.
INSIGHTS BY END-USERS
The commercial & industrial sector dominates the antimicrobial food disinfectant market. The use of these solutions is expected to grow in commercial places such as restaurants and retail outlets as consumers are highly concerned about food protection and its related illness. Also, with the increased norms regarding food safety in industrial and commercial sectors, the segment is expected to grow further during the forecast period. Moreover, safety and an increase in awareness of chemicals, which can be used to wash fruits and vegetables better than normal water, is expected to anticipate the growth in the market.
The use of homemade solutions such as vinegar, lemon, and wash is higher than disinfectants in the residential sector. However, with the increased number of illnesses and diseases by the consumption of raw meat, poultry, and fruits and vegetables, the demand is expected to increase during the forecast period. Also, with the increased awareness regarding no harmful side-effects by the use of antimicrobial disinfectants on fresh products is expected to further anticipate market growth. Many vendors are expected to launch and have recently launched several products with anti-bacterial agents and are chlorine/alcohol/soap-free.
INSIGHTS BY APPLICATION
The fruits and vegetables disinfectant segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7%, majorly due to the increased concerns related to healthy eating habits and the growing foodborne diseases. Also, cleaning and disinfecting fruits and vegetables has been an important part of food safety as it prevents cross-contamination of pesticides and chemicals. Hence, the usage of disinfectants on fresh products such as fruits and vegetables prevent foodborne illness and is used in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. After the COVID-19 outbreak, the segment has been witnessing a high demand for antimicrobial disinfectants; hence, vendors are coming up with new product launches and expanding their product portfolio. Moreover, the use of chemicals has increased in disinfectant, and several new chemicals are likely to arrive in the market, including salts of carbonate, citric acid, and others.
The global demand for meat and poultry disinfectants is expected to grow during the forecast period due to the risk posed by food hazards and avoidance of pest infestation. In the last decade, the global meat industry has observed rapid growth, with production in some regions close to double-digit figures. Hence, the increasing need to sanitize and disinfect meat and poultry products to ensure safe consumption is likely to provide a boost to the market.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
The antimicrobial food disinfectant market in North America is at a mature stage as vendors are providing high-quality products. The US region is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8%, owing to the rising public concerns over microbial pathogens in fresh and processed food products. Moreover, the market is expected to observe growth on account of the rise in food-borne diseases in the country. Disinfection routines among retail outlets, restaurants, and other industries are common. Hence, the market is one of the growing markets globally with respect to new and innovative antimicrobial food disinfectant solutions.
Regulatory acts such as the Food Safety Modernization Act 2011 are expected to anticipate the growth of the market. Similarly, the market in Canada is expected to increase with growing concerns over health and hygiene, particularly in the residential sector. The Canadian region is expected to be competitive as many vendors are launching products and are likely to further expand their product lines. Also, several key companies have launched innovative techniques to wash fresh food products. For instance, in 2019, a vendor launched waterless fresh produce washing by using UV light and hydrogen peroxide, which is expected to kill microbes, along with extending the shelf life of the product.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The global antimicrobial food disinfectant market is highly concentrated with a few key players having a significant share in the market. The market is characterized by vendors that are application- and product-specific. Vendors with exposure to only a single application or product are prone to face challenges with respect to maintaining a steady stream of orders flowing in. The selection criteria for vendors mainly depend on the raw material access of vendors, pricing models, and portfolio of projects on similar lines. The competitive landscape of the industry is high in different geographical regions and food disinfectant type variations.
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Segmentation by Products
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Meat & Poultry
- Fish & Seafood
- Retail Outlets
- Processing Industries
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia