Food Irradiation Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type Of Radiation (Electron Beam Radiation, Gamma Radiation, X-Ray Radiation), By Application (Meat & Poultry, Fruits & Vegetables, Herbs & Spices, Seafood), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Aug 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061610355
  • Pages : 114

The food Irradiation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.23% to reach US$164.601 million by 2026, from US$131.723 million in 2019.

Nowadays, Food irradiation technology is widely used with the aim to improve food safety and shelf life. The methodology helps in minimizing or completely removing insects as well as microorganisms. While performing food irradiation, the food is essentially exposed to ionizing radiation with an aim to disinfect, sterilize and secure food. The rays can be gamma rays, X-rays, and electron beams. The food is exposed without establishing direct contact. It further helps in reducing the risk of illness.

Many studies have been performed by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) on the safety of food irradiation. These studies have confirmed food irradiation as a safe methodology.

A major reason for the growth of this market is the rise in awareness among netizens across the globe

The rising awareness and concern among the consumers is the key factor driving the growth of the food irradiation market. People are increasingly showing concern over food safety. Moreover, people nowadays are becoming more health-conscious and have become choosy in their food habits. With rising awareness and health consciousness among the netizens, the food irradiation market is expected to bolster. In addition, an increase in the demand for meat and poultry farm products is also expected to propel the market demand.

The increase in foodborne diseases is expected to drive the demand for this market in the forecast period.

The world has been increasingly exposed to growing foodborne diseases. The outbreak of such diseases is expected to augment the market growth in the forthcoming years. According to the World Health Organization, more than 200 diseases are caused by consuming food contaminated with bacteria or parasites. One in every ten people worldwide falls ill from contaminated food each year that is approximately 600 million cases of foodborne diseases. Moreover, nearly 4,20,000 people die every year due to the surge of these foodborne diseases.

The growth in the government's encouragement to use food irradiation solutions is anticipated to fuel the growth of this market.

The government is encouraging the use of food irradiation techniques across the globe. For instance, The United States Food and Drug Administration has shown a green flag for the irradiation of vegetables, fruits, beef, wheat, shellfish, spices, seeds, and poultry. These supportive government measures are anticipated to drive the global demand for food irradiation.

The key restraints impeding the growth of the food irradiation market

One of the key restraints that are anticipated to hinder the market growth for food irradiation technology is the rising misconception among people about the technology used. Moreover, the global market is witnessing a lack of irradiation technology as it adds up to the cost that has made manufacturers reluctant to use it. In addition,  irradiated food often costs more to the consumers, thereby reducing the demand.

The rise in competition is anticipated to augment the market growth

Some of the prominent market players include GRAY STAR, Inc., SADEX Corporation, Food Technology Service, BENEBION, ScanTech Sciences, etc. These players are constantly working on bringing in new technology and thus maintaining a competitive edge over the market. The growing competition is anticipated to propel market growth.

COVID-19 Impact On Food Irradiation Market

The surge of novel coronavirus has severely affected almost every aspect of life. The outbreak of the virus has disrupted the functioning of the global market and hence has brought several changes in the economic conditions. The food irradiation market is not as badly impacted as other industries. Due to the imposition of lockdown, people are working from home and thus consuming more. This has created the demand for food irradiation technology.

Food Irradiation Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$131.723 million
 Market size value in 2026  US$164.601 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 3.23% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Type of Radiation, Application, And Geography
 Regions covered  USA, China, Netherland, Belgium, Brazil, Australia, Vietnam, South Africa, Ukraine,   Others
 Companies covered  GRAY STAR, Inc., Nordion (Canada) Inc., SADEX Corporation, Food Technology   Service, Inc., STERIS Corporation, IONISOS, BENEBION, Sterigenics International   LLC, ScanTech Sciences, Steri-Tek
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type of Radiation
    • Electron Beam Radiation
    • Gamma Radiation
    • X-Ray Radiation
  • By Application
    • Meat & Poultry
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Herbs & Spices
    • Seafood
  • By Geography
    • USA
    • China
    • Netherland
    • Belgium
    • Brazil
    • Australia
    • Vietnam
    • South Africa
    • Ukraine
    • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the size of the global food Irradiation market?
A1. Food Irradiation Market was valued at US$131.723 million in the year 2019.

Q2. What will be the food Irradiation market size by 2026?
A2. The food Irradiation market is projected to reach a market size of US$164.601 million by 2026.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the food Irradiation market?
A3. The global food Irradiation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.23% over the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the food Irradiation market growth?
A4. The rising awareness and concern among the consumers is the key factor driving the growth of the food irradiation market.

Q5. Who are the major players in the food Irradiation market?
A5. Prominent key market players in the food Irradiation market include GRAY STAR, Inc., SADEX Corporation, Food Technology Service, BENEBION, ScanTech Sciences, etc.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Food Irradiation Market Analysis, by Type of Radiation
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Electron Beam Radiation
5.3. Gamma Radiation
5.4. X-Ray Radiation

6. Food Irradiation Market Analysis, by Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Meat & Poultry
6.3. Fruits & Vegetables
6.4. Herbs & Spices
6.5. Seafood

7. Food Irradiation Market Analysis, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. USA
7.3. China
7.4. The Netherland
7.5. Belgium
7.6. Brazil
7.7. Australia
7.8. Vietnam
7.9. South Africa
7.10. Ukraine
7.11. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles 
9.1. GRAY STAR, Inc. 
9.2. Nordion (Canada) Inc. 
9.3. SADEX Corporation
9.4. Food Technology Service, Inc. 
9.5. STERIS Corporation 
9.8. Sterigenics International LLC
9.9. ScanTech Sciences
9.10. Steri-Tek


Nordion (Canada) Inc.

SADEX Corporation

Food Technology Service, Inc.

STERIS Corporation



Sterigenics International LLC

ScanTech Sciences