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Market Analysis - Food Microbiology 2017

The 2nd International Conference on Food Microbiology (Food Microbiology 2017) to be held in Madrid, Spain from November 09-11, 2017.

Food Microbiology 2017 is the platform to gain or share the knowledge in the new technological developments in the field of food microbiology. This conference brings together scientists, professors, researchers, microbiologist and practitioners in all the areas of food related streams and provides an international forum for the spreading of approved research results, new ideas and practical developments. We are honoured to invite you all to attend and register for the conference.

Food-borne disease remains a real and formidable problem in both developed and developing countries, causing great human suffering and significant economic losses. Dangerous pathogens and contaminants in food are on the increase as travel and tourism grow. Up to one third of the population of developed countries may be affected by food-borne diseases each year, and the problem is likely to be even more widespread in developing countries, where food and water-borne diarrheal diseases kill an estimated 2.2 million people each year, most of them children. In 2007 it was reported that in the United States, foodborne diseases result in 37.2 million illnesses, 228,744 hospitalizations, and 2,612 deaths annually.

The food microbiology testing market is projected to reach $4.07 billion by 2018. Pathogens have been the leading cause of foodborne poisoning or illness. In 2012, pathogen testing dominated the food microbiology testing market in which salmonella testing accounted for the major share. Increasing food contamination and outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) poisoning in Germany is expected to increase E. coli testing in the market. Germany dominated the market and is projected to be the fastest growing European food microbiology testing market followed by United Kingdom.


Importance & Scope:

Food Microbiology 2017 is designed to address all food microbiology sectors from farm to consumption and related scientific communities with respect to food control and hygiene. It shall provide with all levels of awareness, expertise and proactive solutions to create global impact in this field. It shall incorporate new advances and discoveries in food safety procedures in all related food, beverage, catering industry business model. It targets to Influence Industries to minimize losses and maximize their yield and profit through the application of strategic techniques while adapting to novel food safety techniques. It provides emphasis on Environmental, Public and General Consumer Health.

There is a demand of more safe systems of obtaining, producing, distribution and consumption of food, which requires more regulation and infrastructure at all levels of Food supply chains. It’s very important to determine how the growth of Populations and changing lifestyles has brought great demand for more safe food, with new and fast spreading food borne illnesses globally. There is an importance of developing all safe food procedures transparent for the consumers.

Why Europe?

            In Europe, rapid technology market for contaminant testing has been increasing as they are less time consuming. In a continent like Europe, scope of such field is immense and huge due to an influence of many regulatory bodies in food and allied industries. Multicultural metropolitan society that has different food related businesses around the world. Research and innovation at all levels of food and retail industry. There is easier access for food safety professionals all around the globe. Presence of Institutes, Companies and Societies like:

·         Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

·         Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

·         Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

·         Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000)

·         International Organization for Standardization (ISO 22000)

·         National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)

These provide different standard certifications and awards after training to all levels of sectors engaged with agriculture, aquaculture, food and beverage industries, catering, retail, and import and export businesses worldwide. Horse meat scandal in UK and milk and many more food scandals in China have created more importance to food safety. We can form a bridge with industry peers, share knowledge in plenary and break-out sessions. Spread of genetic food culture has rose the questions of more intense ways to handle “genetic food safety” Foodomics, Novel foods and food Nano-materials and new methodologies that are incorporating research from advanced analytical techniques (mainly omics tools), and bioinformatics are combined. The development of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics has given rise to extraordinary opportunities for increasing our understanding about different food safety issues that can now be addressed by Foodomics. Companies and Governments lose in billions, if food borne illness is widespread and food scams and scandals are exposed. This may also lead to bankruptcy and company shut down.

The food microbiology testing market is projected to grow reach to $4,068.8 million by 2018. In 2012, Germany was the largest market for food safety testing and it is projected to be the fastest growing market in Europe. In 2012, U.K. was second largest market followed by the France. In 2012, contaminant testing in fruit and vegetable was the largest segment in European market.

Market Analysis:

In 2012, pathogen testing dominated European food microbiology market followed by GMOs testing. Pathogen safety testing in food samples was dominated by salmonella testing as the largest segment. The leading market players have been using strategies such as new product/service launch to detect the presence of contaminants in the food samples to strengthen their position in the market.

·         More than 200 diseases are spread by food.  Diarrhoeal diseases alone kill an estimated 1.5 million children annually.

·         Foodborne diseases are increasing worldwide due to increasing food chains locally and globally.

·         About 75% of the new infectious diseases affecting humans over the past 10 years were caused by bacteria, viruses and other pathogens that started in animals and animal products. Many of these diseases in people are related to the handling of infected domestic and wild animals during food production.

·         Food sector contribution to the economic sector of the UK is about 96.1 billion pounds. (BRC- standards 2012)

·         The UK food industry has shown resilience during the economic downturn, with the agri-food sector contributing £96.1 billion a year to the UK economy. And while the total value of UK food and drink exports fell slightly in 2012 to £18.2 billion, this was still £5.6 billion more than in 2005. The industry also has ambitious plans to grow 20% by 2020.

·         The value of compliance is not just about avoiding fines, or even shutdowns. And the cost of compliance is not just an investment in preventive public relations to avoid negative press and the damage it can cause.

·         Today, not only regulators but retailers and operators, as well, care about compliance.

·         Consumers care about compliance: Unless they trust the brand, they won’t buy the product.

·         If retailers, operators, and consumers see value in compliance, the distributor or manufacturer has the opportunity to promote the value of their compliance efforts.

Conference Highlights:

  • Food Microbiology
  • Microbiology of Fermented Foods and Beverages
  • Food Borne Pathogens, Diseases & Public Health
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Microbiology and Biotechnological Exploitation
  • Uses of Microorganisms in Food
  • Food Mycology
  • Predictive Microbiology
  • Microbial Aspects of Food Spoilage and Quality
  • Current & Future Aspects of Probiotics

Food Microbiology could be an exceptional event that brings along a novel and International mixture of Food analysis techniques and technology, leading universities and pathology analysis establishments creating the conference an ideal platform to share expertise, foster collaborations across trade and world, and assess rising technologies across the world. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, tactics, and the newest updates in food microbiology fields are hallmarks of this conference.

Target Audience:

Food Microbiology 2017 aims to bring together leading Academic scientists, NGO professionals, Food Microbiologist, Food  Policy makers and regulators, Researchers and Research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results; about all aspects of Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Nutrition, Public Health and Economic regulations. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Food Microbiology.


Members Associated with Food Microbiology Research

·         Association of Food Science and Technology of Basque Country

·         Belgian Association of Food Technology

·         Central Food Research Institute

·         Centre for Advanced Food Studies

·         Czech Committee for Food Science and Technology

·         Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

·         European Food Safety Authority, EU

·         Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany

·         Food research Institute Albania

·         Food Standards Agency

·         German Federation of Food Science and Technology

·         Institute of Food Research

·         ISEKI Food Association

·         National Institute for Agriculture Research in Tunis

·         Spanish Council for Scientific Research

·         The Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland

Societies Associated with Food Microbiology Research

·         American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

·         Campden BRI, UK

·         Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, EU

·         Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK

·         European Food Safety Authority, EU

·         Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany

·         Federation of European Microbiological Society (FEMS)

·         Food Standards Agency, UK

·         Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain

·         Institute of Food Research

·         Microbiological Safety of Food Funders Group (FSA)

·         Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Netherlands

·         National Science Foundation (NSF)

·         Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Norway

·         Safe Foods, UK

·         Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM),  UK

·         The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

·         The Society for General Microbiology, UK

·         The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT), UK

Industries Associated with Food Microbiology Research

·         3M

·         Aura Sustainability

·         A-Zone Technologies Ltd

·         Bibby Scientific

·         Dacom

·         Environmental Scientifics Group

·         European Safety Bureau

·         Food Standards Agency

·         Hygiene Expert

·         LGC Standards

·         MAS Environmental

·         Microbac Ltd

·         Modern Water - Monitoring Division

·         Qiagen

·         Radiant Industrial Solutions, Inc.

·         RVSL Certifications Ltd.

·         SAI Global

·         Waters Corporation

Laboratories Associated with Food Microbiology Research

·         Aberdeen Scientific Services Laboratory

·         Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)

·         Beechwood Laboratories

·         Edinburgh Scientific Services

·         Eurofins Food Testing UK

·         Food Water and Environmental Microbiology (FWEM) Network

·         Galbraith Laboratories Inc.

·         Glasgow City Council

·         Hampshire Scientific Service

·         ILS Ltd

·         Kent Scientific Services

·         LabiotestSrl

·         Lancashire County Scientific Services

·         London Lab

·         LRQA Limited

·         Minton, Treharne & Davies Ltd

·         Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory

·         Norwich Lab

·         NSF International

·         Public Analyst Scientific Services Ltd (PASS)

·         Public Health England (PHE)

·         Public Health Wales (PHW)

·         Staffordshire Scientific Services

·         Tayside Scientific Services

·         West Yorkshire Analytical Services

·         Worcestershire County Council Scientific Services

Food Microbiology Associated Universities in Spain

·         University of Barcelona

·         University School of Agricultural Engineering

·         University of Alberta

·         University of Nairobi

·         University of Valencia

·         University of Ljubljana

·         Camilo José Cela University

·         University of Madrid

·         University of Jaén

·         Rovira i Virgili University

·        Complutense University of Madrid