The December – January edition of Food Safety Insights is now available in Food Safety Magazine. In this month’s column, we examine the changing food pathogen testing market. We look at the food pathogen testing practices of 100 food processors in the US, Canada and Mexico.
As we have reported in previous articles and posts, food processors are increasingly deciding that they are not in the food testing business and it is to their benefit to outsource their testing. Only the largest food processors are keeping their in-house labs and rest are sending samples to commercial labs – leaving the market divided between consolidating large food processor in-house labs and large commercial labs. This will have a dramatic impact on the markets for diagnostic products.