Global Food Preservative Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Antioxidants, Antimicrobials, Acidulent, Others Types), By Application (Bakery And Confectionery, Meat And Poultry, Ready Meals, Sweet And Savory Snacks, Sauces And Dressings, Edible Oils, Other Application), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Mar 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614526
  • Pages : 138

Food preservatives are synthetic or natural compounds and chemicals which are applied to foods and beverages to prevent their decay due to microbial growth or unfavourable chemical and environmental changes. Food preservative chemicals and compounds lower the risk of foodborne illnesses, lower the amount of microbiological deterioration, maintain freshness and sustain their nutritional value. Food preservatives are added to the product as they also serve to preserve the consistency and texture of food, enhance or maintain its nutritious qualities, hamper spoilage, and improve the tastes, textures, and colours of the food product. Predominantly there are two categories of food preservatives available in the market- natural preservatives and synthetic preservatives. Natural food preservatives include salt, sugar, alcohol, vinegar, oil etc whereas synthetic food preservatives include nitrate, benzoates, benzoic acid, nitrites, glycerides, sorbates etc.

Increasing food supply chain complexity has led to an increase in the demand for food preservatives. These factors have increased the demand for goods and methods needed to extend the shelf-life of food products. As a result, the growing demand for shelf-stable food and beverage products due to rapid urbanisation, and hectic lifestyle choices are driving the demand for food preservatives globally. Rising consumption of processed & packaged food, ready-to-eat food and frozen foods products especially in developing economies is also propelling demand for food preservatives.

Nowadays as consumers are becoming more health conscious they are demanding food and beverage products with claims such as “clean label”, “organic” and “natural”. But they want all of these products to have a longer shelf life, therefore companies in this space are coming up with naturally sourced preservatives to meet consumers’ requests. As a result global market for natural food preservatives has flourished in recent years. The market for natural preservatives has generated growing interest in the use of substances like enzymes and living cultures to preserve food goods.

However, the scarcity of natural preservatives and the potential health risks associated with artificial preservatives provide a significant hurdle for businesses and are therefore limiting industry expansion of food preservatives.

Growing demand for clean-label food products is expected to support the growth of the global market for food preservatives during the production period.

Food preservatives are essential for protecting humans from foodborne diseases causing pathogens & bacteria and preserving food's flavour, colour, and texture for the duration of its shelf life. To increase the quality and safety of their goods, food producers have traditionally relied on tried-and-true synthetic preservatives for years. Yet, this is changing as customer expectations force new kinds of preservatives—what the industry refers to as clean labels—to be used. Because consumers are increasingly more concerned about their health, they favour products with clean labels over those with artificial substances. When purchasing things, consumers usually inspect the labels to see what's in them. Consumers throughout the world have high expectations for food items, particularly meat and poultry, to have clean-label components. Ingredient manufacturers say it's challenging to design a clean-label food product that appeals to consumers while still meeting all requirements for food safety and shelf life. But companies have been working to make this come true. For instance, Corbion has intensified its product development efforts to fulfil clean-label regulations. Corbion announced the beginning of an endeavour in March 2021 to enhance its production of lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives used in the market for preservatives. Lactic acid and its derivatives are regarded by manufacturers across a variety of sectors as critical drivers of commercial expansion. The goal of Corbion is to support the preservation of what is important, whether it is the environment, natural resources, or human health.

There has also been an increase in the use of cultured and fermented components from diverse sources, such as dextrose or wheat, to help suppress mould development to meet the clean label standards. Preservatives producers continue to get more understanding of what their customers require to address formulation issues and satisfy consumer needs as they collaborate closely with their customers. For instance, plants found in the literature, such as studies about Chinese herbal treatments, are screened by Kemin, an Iowa-based manufacturer of food ingredients, to find natural preservatives. The objective is to discover useful plants that customers would enjoy and that are simple to grow.

North America is anticipated to hold a significant amount of market share in the global food preservatives sector during the forecast period

North American region is anticipated to hold a significant amount of market share in global food preservatives. The United States has one of the largest food preservation markets in the world. The use of food preservatives by manufacturers to extend the shelf life of food items is driven by the rising demand for processed food and convenience in the region. Because different food items are exported from North America, there is a growing need for preservatives in this region. The market for natural preservatives has grown as a result of awareness of several hazards connected to artificial preservatives. The marketing of food items and ingredients is subject to strict regulations in North America. Such rules have provided firms with attractive expansion prospects to create innovative preservatives that have little to no negative impact on human health. The presence of key market players such as International Flavors and Fragrance, Eastman Chemical Company and  Kemin is also driving growth in this region. Prime markets in the North American region include the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Market Key Developments

  • In July 2021, DSM announced the addition of several additional phage-robust culture cycles to its Dairy Safe cheese biopreservation range. The addition of the new cultures will enable cheese makers to take advantage of an even more effective method of culture rotation, resulting in dependable and consistent cheese production as well as ideal phage management.
  • In November 2022, a nitrite substitute for use in the initial step of emulsified cooked sausages has been developed by food shelf life extension expert Kemin Food Technologies. Rubinite GC Dry is a label-friendly ingredient that offers food safety while retaining flavour and colour. Rubinite GC Dry, which is marketed as an all-in-one solution, uses active compounds derived from plant extracts to ensure product stability while also adding a subtle pink hue. The buffered vinegar from Rubinite GC Dry also offers the best microbiological defence against organisms that can cause food poisoning, such as Clostridium botulinum and Listeria monocytogenes.
  • In November 2022, in response to the rising demand for natural preservatives, Prinova Europe is introducing a strong new plant-based antibacterial that prevents the growth of yeasts, moulds, and bacteria. The newest addition to the company's line of botanically derived preservatives, PlantGuard TM AM, allows producers to apply natural clean-label solutions to reduce food waste. Applications for PlantGuard TM AM include dairy, fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, cereals, and juices.

Global Food Preservative Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year 2021
 Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
 Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
 Segments Covered Type, Application, and Geography
 Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Kemin Industries Inc, Givuadan SA, Synthite Industries Ltd, Mane Kancor Ingredients Pvt. Ltd, BASF SE, Hawkins Watt Limited, Eastman Chemical Company, Tate and Lyle PLC, International Flavors and Fragrance, Corbion
 Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By  Type
    • Antioxidants
      • Natural Antioxidants
      • Synthetic Antioxidants
    • Antimicrobials
      • Natural Antimicrobial
      • Synthetic Antimicrobial
    • Acidulent
    • Others Types
  • By  Applications
    • Bakery and Confectionery
    • Meat and Poultry
    • Ready Meals
    • Sweet and Savory Snacks
    • Sauces and Dressings
    • Edible Oils
    • Other Application
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Others
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Antioxidants

5.2.1. Natural Antioxidants

5.2.2. Synthetic Antioxidants

5.3. Antimicrobials

5.3.1. Natural Antimicrobial

5.3.2. Synthetic Antimicrobial

5.4. Acidulant

5.5. Other Types


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Bakery and Confectionery

6.3. Meat and Poultry

6.4. Ready Meals

6.5. Sweet and Savory Snacks

6.6. Sauces and Dressings

6.7. Edible Oils

6.8. Other Applications


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. United Kingdom

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. The Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Others


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


9.1. Kemin Industries Inc.

9.2. Givuadan SA

9.3. Synthite Industries Ltd

9.4. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

9.5. Mane Kancor Ingredients Pvt. Ltd

9.6. BASF SE

9.7. Tate & Lyle PLC

9.8. Corbion NV

9.9. Hawkins Watt Limited

9.10. Eastman Chemical Company

Kemin Industries Inc

Givuadan SA

Synthite Industries Ltd

Mane Kancor Ingredients Pvt. Ltd


Hawkins Watt Limited

Eastman Chemical Company

Tate and Lyle PLC

International Flavors and Fragrance