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Reportlinker Adds Food Irradiation Trends – Global Market Opportunities

November 25, 2009

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Food Irradiation Trends – Global Market Opportunities

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164458/Food-Irradiation-Trends—Global-Market-Opportunities.html

For long, irradiation technology has been successfully used in supplementing the diet of astronauts and inmates in hospitals who nurture weak immune systems. Market growth thrives on factors such as industry acceptance, consumer acceptance and application parameters ranging from types of foods to be irradiated to dosage levels. Competition from existing proven food sterilization technologies such as steam pasteurization and refrigeration, coupled with the high capital outlay required to set up a irradiation processing plant, and stiff opposition from certain quarters thwarts widespread acceptance of food irradiation technique.

Debated widely, irradiation of food products has snowballed into major controversy over the years. Staunch opposition from consumer groups has reportedly set in an environment of fear and anxiety among consumers. The market however has not lived up its expectations, as controversies and narrowing consumer acceptance have shrunk the potential for the much-cited exponential growth. Very few countries till date have embraced this concept, while others continue to show reluctance amid various controversies.

These and other market data and trends are presented in “Food Irradiation Trends: Global Market Opportunities” by BizAcumen, Inc. Our reports are designed to be most comprehensive in geographic coverage and vertical market analyses.

FOOD IRRADIATION TRENDS BMR-3009

CONTENTS

1. METHODOLOGY 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Quantitative Techniques & Reporting Level 3

2. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 3

Food Irradiation – The Most Contentious Issue 3

Industry Insights 4

Industry Scenario 5

A Raging Controversy – US 5

Consumer Opinion – ‘Key to Growth’ 5

Food Irradiation – A Step Towards Globalization 5

Irradiation and Global Trade – Rising Corporate Influence

Over Worldwide Food Supply 5

Factors Generating Interest in Food Irradiation Services 6

Food Borne Fatalities 6

Fresh and Exotic Foods Ropes in Irradiation 6

Food Safety Benefits and Taste 6

Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria Strains 7

Restrictions on Fumigation Methods 7

Food Loss from Infestation and Contamination 7

International Trade in Food Products 7

Strategic Issues to be Focused On 8

Call for Rationalization 8

Industry Lobbies Hard With Congress 8

Labeling the Deep Corner of Irradiation 8

High Capital Costs Gnaw Growth of Irradiation Market 9

Studies That Call for Second Thoughts 9

Genetic Engineering and Food Irradiation- Threat to Global

Food Security 9

Food Irradiation and 2-ACBs 9

3. A REVIEW OF FOOD IRRADIATION INDUSTRY OUTSIDE THE US 10

International Food Trade Prompts Countries to Opt for Irradiation 10

Food Irradiation in Different Countries 10

Food Irradiation Facilities Worldwide (Outside the US) 11

Foods Approved for Irradiation Across the World 12

4. IRRADIATION TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES 14

Concept of Food Irradiation 14

Combating on Myths and Realities 14

Irradiation Process 14

Ionizing Radiation: Effects of Various Doses on Food 15

Various Approaches 15

Gamma Radiation 15

Electron Beam (e-beam) Radiation 15

X-Ray Radiation 15

5. ALTERNATIVE FOOD PROTECTION TECHNIQUES 16

Ultra-High Pressure Technology 16

Ozone Treatment 16

Steam Pasteurization 16

Fumigation 16

Food Coating Technology 17

Other Alternative Approaches 17

6. CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 17

Gamma Agro Establishes Irradiation Facility 17

Vietnam Pepper Plant Starts Business 17

Sterigenics and ScandiNova Systems Sign an Agreement 18

BARC and a US Research Center Ink an Agreement 18

7. MAJOR PLAYERS 18

Food Technology Service, Inc. (US) 18

IONISOS SA (France) 19

MDS Nordion (Canada) 19

REVISS Services (UK) Ltd. 19

Sterigenics International, Inc. (US) 20

STERIS Isomedix Services (US) 20

8. MARKET ANALYTICS 21

9. THE UNITED STATES 21

Market Overview 21

Industry Facts and Figures 22

Good Times for Food Irradiation 23

Growth Drivers 23

Advanced Applications Market Beckons Irradiation 23

Consumer Attitude Pegs Up Market for Irradiated Foods 23

Support From Other Quarters 24

Organizations Supporting Food Irradiation in the US 24

Organizations Not Supporting Food Irradiation in the US 25

Market Retardants 25

Consumer Groups in Thick Action 25

California Adopts Safe School Lunch Act 26

End-User Review 26

Retailers – Link Between Manufacturer and End Consumer 26

Irradiated Foods Across Supermarket Shelves 26

Select Food Producers Endorsing Irradiation 27

Huisken Meats 27

Hawaii Pride LLC – Leading Supplier of Irradiated Tropical

Fruits 27

Monitoring Irradiation Facilities 27

Formation of ICGFI 28

Major objectives of ICGFI 28

With the Global Onset 28

Codex Alimentarius 28

Food Irradiation Processing Alliance 29

Commercialization 29

Regulatory Status of Food Irradiation in the US 29

Current Status 30

Foods Regulated for Irradiation in the US and Permitted Dosage 30

FDA Proposal for Changing Labeling for Irradiated Foods 31

Impact of FDA Proposal 31

Packaging 31

Potential Application Areas 31

Spices and Herbs 31

Nutraceuticals and Botanicals 32

USDA Okays Irradiation of Imported Fruits and Vegetables 32

Irradiation of Hawaiian Sweet potatoes 33

Food Packaging Products 33

FDA Brings Flexibility in Packaging Rules 33

Juices Granted Approval 33

Red Meat on the Irradiated Tray 34

Egg Irradiation Comes Under Fire 34

Pet Foods Gain Approval for Irradiation 35

Ready to Eat Foods 35

Shellfish Next on Agenda 35

Irradiation for Finished Sprouts 35

10. CANADA 36

Canada Welcomes Extensive Food Irradiation 36

Food for Irradiation 37

11. EUROPE 38

Europe Still Cautious About Irradiation Technology 38

Regulatory Scenario 39

Steps Proposed to Irradiate Foodstuff by European Commission 40

United Kingdom 41

Approved Food Items for Irradiation in the UK 41

Mandatory Labeling Regulations 41

Averse Attitude Stifles Potential 42

12. REST OF WORLD 43

Market Potential 43

Snapshots 44

China – An Overview 44

Australia & New Zealand 44

Irradiation of Herbs and Spices Cleared in Australia and New

Zealand 44

Irradiation Plants in the Region 45

Philippines 45

Irradiation of Mangoes on a Halt 45

Thailand 46

Poor Logistic Facilities Hinder Thai Fruits’ Export to the US 46

Thailand Considers Export of Irradiated Fruit to the US 47

India 47

Overview 47

India to Self-Certify Mango Irradiation Process 48

Government Enforces Irradiation of Food Items 48

Irradiation Plant Set Up in Haryana – 2005 48

Malaysia 49

Irradiation Technology for Halal Food 49

Latin America 49

Argentina 49

Brazil 49

Chile 50

Cuba 50

Ecuador 50

Mexico 50

Peru 50

EXHIBITS

Table 1: Cost Estimates for Irradiation Facility by Technology

Type

Table 2: Global Food Irradiation Market by Region for the

Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 3: Percentage Breakdown of Global Food Irradiation

Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 4: Estimated Post-Harvest Treatment Cost Selected Crops-

Comparison between Irradiation and Methyl Bromide Treatment

Table 5: Food Irradiation Market by Segment in the US:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 6: Food Irradiation Market by Segment in Canada:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 7: Food Irradiation Market by Segment in Europe:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 8: Food Irradiation Market by Segment in Rest of World:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

COMPANIES PROFILED

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