As we recover from the pandemic, food safety testing will resume its strong growth. This was very evident in our recent Food Safety Insights survey of 200 food processors for Food Safety Magazine. In that survey, companies who are saying that they will increase their test volumes outnumber by 6-to-1 those forecasting a decrease. This will also impact the commercial laboratory business as the outsourcing of sample analysis will continue its even stronger growth. The data we saw in this survey showed record levels of both pathogen and non-pathogen microbiology samples being sent out to commercial labs, likely indicating continued microbiology commercial lab market growth rates of 10 – 12%.
Find out more in our Apr-May edition of Food Safety Insights here