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Food Ingredients Sterilization Market Report


Food Ingredients Sterilization Market, by Ingredient (Dried Fruits and Vegetables, Spices, Herbs, and Seasonings, Meat & Poultry, Cereals & Pulses, Dairy Ingredients, Seafood, Tea Blends), Sterilization Method (Heat, Moisture, Radiation, Others) Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027


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May 2020

Food Ingredients Sterilization Market:

Food ingredients sterilization is the process of sterilizing food ingredient items to preserve them from getting damaged by environmental factors such as pathogens, microorganisms, as well as prevent them from decaying or biologically rotting. Growing competition in the food and beverage industry has increased the demand for safer products. Because of this, companies have started investing in the sterilization of edibles. Food ingredient sterilization helps producers to preserve food items for a long time by reducing moisture content and killing pathogens present in it. Food ingredient sterilization further helps in keeping the overall quality of food ingredients intact and ensures that their taste, smell, and texture remains constant. 

Growing demand for packaged food, food safety, and increased shelf life of food items are the major factors driving the growth of the market

The extensively growing demand for processed and packaged food globally has put a huge pressure on manufacturers to meet the demand. In addition to this, the growing awareness regarding food safety and a healthy lifestyle has further pressurized manufacturers to deliver a quality product. To ensure the quality of the product, manufacturers are carrying out food ingredients sterilization activities as it helps to keep the quality intact by eliminating microorganisms and pathogens. This may lead to boost the growth of the global food ingredient sterilization market, throughout the forecast period. Moreover, global manufacturers are mainly opting for the sterilization process over preservatives, as preservatives have negative impacts on the human body and are not fit for consumption. The sterilization of food ingredients also helps in increasing the shelf life of the product. This motivates consumers to purchase more for present and future consumption, directly growing demand for packaged food and indirectly impacting the growth of the food ingredient sterilization market.

Lack of awareness and unskilled personnel are negatively impacting the market, during the forecast period

The majority of the population globally is still unaware of the food ingredient sterilization process and benefits of it. This promotes manufacturers to use preservatives instead of sterilization processes as it is a cheap alternative. Furthermore, due to the lack of awareness about the negative impacts on health from preservatives, people often unknowingly consume them. In addition, the lack of skilled personnel to perform the sterilization process is hampering market growth.  

Technological advancements and stringent food safety norms will create a lucrative market opportunity

Various technological upgradations in food ingredients sterilization market have made the sterilization process much easier and also helped in reducing the overall cost. Better equipment with low consumption of energy and water resources have further reduced wastage as well. Growing awareness about the harms of preservatives and the benefits of sterilization has increased market growth and created an opportunity. Also, there are stringent food safety norms globally which condemn the usage of preservatives and promote the usage of sterilization in the food and beverage industry.

Food Ingredients Sterilization Market, by Ingredient:

Spices, herbs and seasoning segment will be the most lucrative till 2027

Spices, herbs, and seasoning segment will have a dominating share in the global market and they are expected to register a significant revenue during the forecast timeframe. Wide applications and usage in multiple end-use food industries are the major factors driving growth. Also, spices, herbs, and seasoning require long shelf life which preservatives are unable to provide. Sterilization process helps to increase the shelf life and also maintains the same taste with high quality. Owing to these factors the majority of spice, herb, and seasoning manufacturers have started using the sterilization process.

Food Ingredients Sterilization Market, by Sterilization Method:

Heat sterilization method will register maximum growth during the analysis period

The heat sterilization method will be the most lucrative in the food ingredient sterilization market during the forecast timeframe. Heat sterilization method is being majorly used worldwide owing to its benefits such as it maintains the color, flavor, texture, and moisture of the ingredients. All of these key advantages help in delivering high-quality products. Also, the heat sterilization method is much more economical compared to its substitutes, easy to understand and operate the machinery, and consumes less power resources.  

Food Ingredients Sterilization Market, by Region:

North America region will hold the largest market share in the global marketplace

North America market will hold the largest share in food ingredients sterilization market during the forecast period. Growing awareness amongst the consumers and technological advancements in the food and beverage industry are the major factors impacting the market in a positive way. Further, strict government norms on avoiding usage of preservatives have motivated usage of the sterilization process for food ingredients.

Asia-Pacific region will grow at a fast pace during the forecast period

Asia Pacific region will be the most lucrative in the food ingredient sterilization market during the forecast period. Growing consumption of packaged and processed food items and demand for high-quality products with better shelf life, mainly in India, China, and Japan, are the major factors driving the market growth. Furthermore, the region has some of the major food and beverage industry manufacturing plants, which will keep on increasing due to a rise in demand for edibles. All these factors will help the growth of food ingredients sterilization market in the Asia- Pacific region.

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Key Participants in the Global Food Ingredients Sterilization Market:

Merger & acquisition and advanced product development are the frequent strategies followed by the market players

Key Participants in the Global Food Ingredients Sterilization Market


Some of the leading food ingredients sterilization market players are Sterigenics U.S.,LLC, Balchem Inc., Croll Reynolds, Wenda Ingredients, Napasol, Namah Steam Sterilization, Cosmed Group, JBT, Global Sterilization and Fumigation, and ATTEC Automation GmbH.

Food ingredients sterilization market players are implementing strategies such as merger & acquisition, product development, and technological breakthroughs. These are the strategies are followed by mainly established and emerging enterprises. To concentrate more on the competitor analysis of key players, the porter’s five force model is elaborated in this report.



  Historical Market Estimations


  Base Year for Market Estimation


  Forecast timeline for Market Projection


  Geographical Scope

  North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA

  Segmentation by Ingredients

  • Dried Fruits and Vegetables
  • Spices, Herbs, and Seasonings
  •  Meat & Poultry
  • Cereals & Pulses
  • Dairy Ingredients
  • Seafood
  • Tea Blends
  • Nuts

  Segmentation by Sterilization Method

  • Heat
  • Moisture
  • Radiation
  • Others

  Key Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Spain,

Russia, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia

  Key Companies Profiled

  • Sterigenics U.S.,LLC
  • Balchem Inc.
  • Croll Reynolds
  • Wenda Ingredients
  • Napasol
  • Namah Steam Sterilization
  • Cosmed Group
  • JBT
  • Global Sterilization and Fumigation
  • ATTEC Automation GmbH

Source: Research Dive Analysis

Frequently Asked Questions

A. Croll Reynolds, JBT, and ATTEC Automation GmbH are the leading companies in the food ingredients sterilization market.

A. The Asia-Pacific region possesses great investment opportunities for investors to witness the most promising growth in the future.

A. Technological advancements, product development, along with joint ventures are the key strategies opted by the operating companies in this market.

A. Sterigenics U.S.,LLC and ATTEC Automation GmbH are investing more in R&D practices.

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