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Significant COVID-19 Impact on Food Pathogen Testing | Food and Beverage Industry | Data Bridge Market Research

05.04.2021 · Posted in Writing and Speaking

COVID-19 Impact on Food Pathogen Testing in Food and Beverage Industry

COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE MARKET

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the market significantly on global level. The persistence of COVID-19 for a longer period of time has affected the population of young children, old people and especially people who have weak immunity system. Globally, countries are expecting decline in the food safety of processed food due to de-globalization, loss of income, failed to maintain hygienic conditions and poor manufacturing practices.

Government has been making strict norms regarding the food safety to avoid foodborne illness. Earlier also weak immunity system and diarrhoea was a problem in majority of population and during the COVID-19 outbreak it has taken a major toll. Thus, the population will be more focused in building the higher immunity level and towards the food safety.

WEEK IMMUNITY SYSTEM AND FOOD BORNE DISEASE IS THE MAJOR COVID-19 RISK ACROSS THE GLOBE

The U.S. states that the high rate of population with weak immunity system is the significant risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization.

  • According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) around 1600 people gets infected from Listeria (a pathogen generally present in food) and out of them 16.25% of infected population die each year.

Globally the increase in the population with foodborne diseases such as diarrhoea in young children and chronic diarrhoea in old people is the significant risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization.

  • According to World Health Organisation (WHO), the report of 2020 stated that among 600 million people 10% of the population gets infected from the food pathogens such as Listeria, Salmonella or E.coli and 420000 die every year.

Among Children’s under 5yrs, the prevalence of food borne disease was 40% and 125000 die every year. Diarrhoea is the most common food borne disease among children and old population and according to World Health Organisation (WHO), 550 million people gets ill of diarrhoea and 230000 deaths occurs every year.

  • According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of 9 children die due to diarrheal disease which makes it 2,195 child death each day.

COVID-19 OUTBREAK LEAD TO THE REDUCTION IN FOOD MARKET AND FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

The COVID-19 crisis has majorly affected the food market and Food Supply Chain globally. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the whole process from production to manufacturing to distribution is affected all across the world due to change in the consumers demand, restriction in the trading process, growing concerns regarding food safety of packed food and loss of labour due to movement restriction. The increase awareness among the consumers for the safety of processed and packed food has also affected the food market. Read more…

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