Research and Markets: Food Microbiology - 2008 to 2013

Wed Sep 2, 2009 8:45am EDT

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DUBLIN--(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets
( has
announced the addition of the "Food Microbiology - 2008 to 2013" report to their

It seems as if news of another food recall is becoming a daily event. The
public's concern for food safety has been escalating given such negative
publicity. The resulting efforts to rectify problems and avoid recurrences are
driving increases in food microbiology testing. Governmental agencies are
tightening regulatory requirements worldwide hoping to force improvements within
the food industry. In addition, food-processing companies are increasingly
employing process changes and other proactive measures aimed to prevent

According to a new market report titled "Food Micro - 2008 to 2013", the
worldwide food microbiology marketing in 2008 represents over 738 million tests
with a market value in excess of $2.06 billion. 

The food sector represents the largest market segment within the industrial
microbiology market and represents almost 50% of the total market. The food
sector is more than double the size of any of the other industrial segments
including the pharmaceutical, personal care products, beverage, environmental
and the industrial process sectors. 

Since 1998, the market value for food microbiology testing has grown
significantly, and has had an annual growth rate of 8.7%. Based on SCI research,
the food microbiology testing market is expected to grow to 969.2 million tests
in 2013 with a market value approaching $2.4 billion, which represents a
projected annual growth rate of 5.6% in testing volume. 

"Food Micro - 2008 to 2013" includes detailed information on the following

* Meat 
* Dairy 
* Fruits/Vegetables 
* Processed Foods

"Food Micro - 2008 to 2013" builds on the information/market knowledge gained
from seven other reports published by SCI and analyzes a sixteen-year time
window on the microbiology testing market in the food processing sector. "Food
Micro - 2008 to 2013" provides specific details regarding worldwide testing
volume and market value from 1998 to 2008 and then projects these values forward
to 2013. Beyond these market metrics, there is thorough analysis both on the
market in total and on each of the specific sectors. 

"Food Micro - 2008 to 2013" provides the following information:

* Test volumes 
* Market value 
* Average cost per test 
* Growth rates for test volumes and market values 
* Organisms tested 
* Locations sampled 
* Test methods used 
* Geographic breakdown of testing 
* Testing concentration based on plant size 
* Growth in rapid microbiology

"Food Micro - 2008 to 2013" totals 256 pages and is comprised of six-teen
sections. Over 285 data tables, charts, and exhibits are clearly displayed and
provide extensive insights into this market. The page-to-page format of the
Report is structured with the right-hand pages typically presenting information
in a graphical or pictorial display, with the left-hand page presenting
accompanying text. In addition, there are 56 Competitor Profiles included in
this Report. 

From beginning to end, "Food Micro - 2008 to 2013" has been designed to be a
comprehensive, yet practical, decision-making tool. 

Key Topics Covered:

* Preface 
* Executive Summary 
* Food Microbiology Market Summary 
* Scope, Definitions, and Methodology 
* Market Trends 
* Qualitative Discussion of Key Issues 
* Geographic Review of Microbiology Testing 
* Food Sub-Sector Comparison 
* Methods and Technology Review 
* Organism Review 
* Review of ATP Testing Market 
* Marketing/Sales Considerations 
* Market Projections 
* Competition-Business Review/Summary 
* Competitor Profiles 
* Strategic Consulting, Inc.

Some Companies Mentioned:

* Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. 
* Advanced Instruments, Inc. 
* AES / Chemunex 
* Alaska Food Diagnostics PLC. 
* Applied Biosystems, Inc. 
* AR Brown Co., Ltd 
* Aska Diagnostics Inc 
* + many more

For more information visit

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Fax from USA: 646-607-1907
Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 

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