Food and Beverage disinfection refers to removing or reducing the presence of pathogens from the surface of the equipment. Disinfection on food and beverages can achieve by applying disinfectants through the chemical or physical method in the environment to ensure food safety and quality without any compromise.
The global food and beverage disinfection market expected to increase market value by USD 200.42 billion, propelling CAGR in the forecast period from 2020-2027. The market demand for food and beverage disinfection is emerging due to the rise in food safety, increased penetration of packaged food, propelling risk from food-borne diseases, and government regulations for food safety.
With the improvement of people’s living standards, the definition of people’s food quality is not limited to the requirements of color, aroma, taste, and shape but also includes the safety, nutrition, and functional characteristics of food.
Food safety comes first in the quality of food. Food processing plants also pay close attention to such issues. The working environment must be clean and tidy, and the quality of the food produced should be high, people will feel at ease when eating it. There are many varieties of drinking water, beverages, health drinks, condiments, foods, and so on in the market. In the production process, equipment, pipes, packaging bags (bottles), and even production sites must be sterilized and disinfected to ensure products meet the requirements of health standards.
Moreover, the production pipeline is more difficult to sterilize and disinfect, and it is not easy to completely kill the microorganisms inside the pipe. Thus, disinfection is used to destroy the propagation of microorganisms after cleaning, reducing the number of other organisms.
With an increasingly regulated and increasingly safety-conscious market, the food and beverage industry can only enhance product quality to meet more stringent requirements. Food microbial contamination caused by water or ingredients may cause discoloration, odor, and shortened shelf life. Manufacturers minimize the use of chemical additives and preservatives and increase the risk of food and beverage contamination with bacteria to meet consumer market needs. Therefore, in the entire food and beverage processing and production process, effective microbial disinfection is essential.
Microorganisms carried by raw food and ingredients (including production water), food pipelines, production tools, packaging materials, food contact surfaces, etc. The organism can spread when came in contact with factory operation staff, hand or other unclean parts are in contact with food, and microorganisms in the space environment are deposited on food or directly in contact with food. Therefore, it raises the risk of food-borne diseases. Thus, disinfection requires to remove the microorganism and improve food quality.
Based on the type, the global food and beverage disinfection market segment into Chemical (Chlorine, Hydrogen Peroxide & Peracetic Acid, and Ammonium), Technology (UV Radiation, Ozonation). The technology segment estimated to dominate the maximum share of the global food and beverage disinfection market. UV radiation technology is catering to the highest demand in technology. The UV disinfection system inactivates aquatic microorganisms, including bacteria, mold, yeast, and algae. With the increased tolerance of emerging pathogens to chlorine disinfection, such as Listeria monocytogenes, ultraviolet technology is adopted by many companies for disinfection rather than traditional chemical methods. Therefore, UV technology is used by many famous food and beverage companies in the world to reduce the risk of product scrapping and extend the shelf life and remove chlorine and ultimately eliminate carbon filtration.
Based on application, the global food and beverage disinfection market classified into Surface, Packaging, Processing Equipment. The food processing surface segment dominated the largest market share in the global food and beverage disinfection market. It is mainly due to the discharged wastewater that contains organic matter with high oxygen consumption, and a substantial amount of suspended matter discharged with the wastewater. The wastewater from animal food processing contains animal waste, blood, fur, oil, etc. It may contain pathogens, so oxygen consumption is very high, much more polluting than the wastewater from plant food processing. Therefore, disinfections are majorly used for the food processing surface to remove pathogens.
Based on end-user, the global food and beverage disinfection market bifurcated into Food Industry (Meat & Poultry, Fish & Seafood, Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy Products), Beverage industry (Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic). The beverage industry segment is capturing the maximum share in the global food and beverage disinfection market. The beverage industry further segmented into alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The demand for breweries crafts from microbreweries and brewpubs requires disinfection to ensure that the taste and flavor of beverages are stable during the shelf life, the drinks must sterilize before they shipped from the factory.
Based on geography, the global food and beverage disinfection market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific is the world’s fastest-growing global food and beverage disinfection market, accounting for the largest share. It is mainly due to the growing demand for food quality and safety of the people, growing food-borne diseases, and rising consumer preference for packaged food. Thus, propelling the market demand for the Asia Pacific in the food and beverage disinfection market.
Companies such as Evonik, Neogen Corporation, Solvay, Stepan Company, FINK TEC GmbH, Entaco, CCL Pentasol, Xylem, Evoqua Water Technologies, Advanced UV, Halma, Trojan Technologies, Suez and others are key players in the global food and beverage disinfection market.