Food Irradiation Market

2020 Analysis and Review: Food Irradiation Market by Source - Gamma, X-Ray, and Electron Beam for 2020 - 2030

High Demand for Sterilized Foods

Sterilized foods are in high demand from hospitals, particularly for AIDS and chemotherapy patients. These foods assist in enhancing immunity by providing physical strength.

Additionally, rising incidences of food poisoning due to consumption of adulterated foodstuffs has generated the need to implement proper food testing approaches and legislations, providing traction to the market. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the food irradiation market is expected to grow steadily over the forecast period.

Gamma Radiation Remains Preferred by Source

By source, the gamma radiation segment remains preferred. This technique is highly popular due to its enhanced safety, effectiveness and reliability in detecting and eliminating contaminants in foodstuffs.

Although growth prospects seem sluggish in the short-run due to the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of limited testing, they are expected to pick up pace post 2021 with the resumption of on-premise working arrangements. The gamma irradiation technique is highly popular in treating exotic fruits and vegetables.

Ozone Treatment Considered Highly Effective

Food manufacturers are increasingly looking towards incorporating ozone treatment to treat a wide range of foodstuffs, ranging from fruits and vegetables to spices, herbs and meat.

As an environmentally friendly disinfectant, ozone is being considered as an alternative to chlorine sanitizers.

Ozone-enriched water destroys microbes as effectively as chlorine and also eliminates the need for personnel to handle, mix or dispose of harsh chemicals for sanitization. Additionally, it leaves behind no residue upon contact, as ozone readily reverts to oxygen.

Asia-Pacific Largest Market for Food Irradiation

The Asia-Pacific food irradiation market will continue to grow, owing to increased demand for clean label and processed foods as a consequence of a rapidly exploding population. India and China are set to pivot the region’s growth.

Stringent regulatory provisions regarding food safety standards and compliance imposed by the US FDA is promoting the growth of food irradiation market across North America.

Food Irradiation Market- Prominent Players

The global food irradiation market is interspersed with the presence of a plethora of regional and international level manufacturers. Some of the players profiled in this report include*:

  • Food Technology Service Inc.
  • Sterigenics International Inc.
  • Gray Star Inc.
  • Ionisos SA
  • Nordion Inc.
  • Reviss Services Ltd.
  • Sadex Corporation
  • Sterix Isomedix Services
  • Scantech Sciences Inc.
  • Phytosan SA De C
  • Tacleor LLC.

*This list is only tentative- full details about food irradiation market vendors is available upon request.

A combination of divestitures, expansion of manufacturing and business capacities and acquisitions characterize the aforementioned players’ key market strategies. Besides, they also concentrate on enhancing their product portfolios through the development and introduction of new technologies.

Food Irradiation Market- Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania and Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

U.S, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, U.K, BENELUX, India, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, GCC, South Africa, Northern Africa, Australia & New Zealand.

Key Segments Covered

Source & Technology

Key Companies Profiled

Food Technology Service Inc., Sterigenics International Inc., Gray Star Inc., Ionisos SA, Nordion Inc., Reviss Services Ltd., Sadex Corporation, Sterix Isomedix Services, Scantech Sciences Inc., Phytosan SA De C and Tacleor LLC.

Report Coverage

Market Overview, Key Trends, Success Factors, Demand Analysis, Market Background, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Segmental Analysis, Regional Profiling, Market Structure Analysis & Competition Analysis

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Key questions answered in the report

  • Identify the primary source of food irradiation.

    Gamma radiation is expected to emerge as the main source of food irradiation in the upcoming forecast period. High degree of safety and reliability of testing is considered a primary driver of the segment’s growth.

  • What drives the global food irradiation market?

    According to FMI’s analysis, increasing incidences of food adulteration, contamination and poisoning amongst consumers is accelerating growth prospects for food irradiation technologies, the objective being the provision of clean and safe food.

    Additionally, rising demand for sterile foods across healthcare settings is also catapulting growth. Sterile foods are especially needed to boost immunity of patients suffering from debilitating conditions such as AIDS and cancer.

  • Analyze COVID-19’s impact on the growth projections.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a global recession, which has also impacted the food irradiation market. Government imposed lockdowns have decelerated laboratory testing of foodstuffs, causing a downswing.

    This sluggishness is anticipated to remain until the last quarter of 2021, after which the predicted growth trajectory is expected to become restored for the remainder of the forecast period.

  • Which is the largest market for food irradiation?

    Asia Pacific is likely to be the fastest growing region, attributed to a rapidly exploding population base which has led to increased demand for clean and high quality foods.

  • Which are the prominent players within the food irradiation landscape?

    Prominent players in the food irradiation landscape include Food Technology Service Inc., Sterigenics International Inc., Gray Star Inc., Ionisos SA, Nordion Inc., Reviss Services Ltd., Sadex Corporation, Sterix Isomedix Services, Scantech Sciences Inc., Phytosan SA De C and Tacleor LLC.

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Key Segments


  • Gama Radiation
  • X-Ray Radiation
  • Electron Beam Radiation


  • Ultra-High Pressure
  • Steam Pasteurization
  • Food Coating
  • Ozone Treatment
  • Other Technologies


  • North America (U.S & Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina & Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, France, Spain, U.K, BENELUX & Rest of Europe)
  • South Asia (India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia & Rest of South Asia)
  • East Asia (China, Japan & South Korea)
  • Oceania (Australia & New Zealand)
  • Middle East & Africa (GCC, Northern Africa, South Africa & Rest of MEA)

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