DAIRY TESTING MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Dairy Testing Market is Segmented by Test Type (Pathogen Testing, Pesticide, and Residue Testing, Mycotoxin Testing and Other Contaminants Testing); By Technology (HPLC-based, LC-MS/MS-based, Immunoassay-based, Other Technologies); and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

Dairy Testing Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 7.92 %

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Market Overview

The global dairy testing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.92% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The global dairy industry, especially in the emerging economies, requires established food safety programs that combine strong controls with vigorous surveillance. Commercial dairy products, such as cultured dairy products (kefir, cultured buttermilk, sour cream, and yogurt), cheeses (soft cheese products, semi-hard, hard, and extra-hard cheeses), processed cheeses, butters, buttercream, dried milk, and ice creams among others are required to be tested for microbial contamination.
  • Various global companies have developed their own patented technologies, either through their own R&D teams or through collaborations, like the China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. The company revealed that it dedicated its R&D on the testing technique, participated in 5 researching topics, achieved 13 national standards, published 136 papers on core journals, and acquired 147 national patents on the testing technique.

Scope of the Report

The global dairy testing market is segmented by test type into, pathogen testing, pesticide, and residue testing, mycotoxin testing and other contaminants testing. By technology the global dairy testing market is segmented into, HPLC-based, LC-MS/MS-based, immunoassay-based and other technologies and by geography.

Test Type
Pathogen Testing
Pesticide and Residue Testing
Mycotoxin Testing
Other Contaminants Testing
Other Technologies
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Incidences of Pathogen Contamination in Dairy Foods

Both raw milk and pasteurized milk can get contaminated during bottling, shipment, and storage. Equipment failures and post-pasteurization contamination are two prominent causes of contamination of pasteurized milk. Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Campylobacter are four prominent sources of pathogens in raw milk.Raw milk has been found to be a major source of bacterial pathogens, leading to illnesses in human beings and even death in some cases. The regulatory bodies across the world have monitored and even regulated the consumption of raw milk, stating that the risk of raw milk consumption far outweighs the overall perceived benefits. Regions within the United States, like Vermont, had regulations pertaining to the consumption of raw milk i.e. Vermont H.125. However, it failed to assure the microbiological safety of unpasteurized milk.

The same regulations (i.e. measurement of coliforms level in milk) were then applied to pasteurized milk, and were proved to be valid, as the regulations were specifically designed to inactivate pathogens posing risks to public health.

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Asia Pacific To Witness Highest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period

The Asia-Pacific dairy testing market is driven by the growing incidence of food-borne diseases and the proactive efforts from various governments to put in place a robust food safety and regulatory framework. China is the largest growing market for food safety testing in Asia-Pacific.

Food safety incidents have received significant media attention. The growing number of food safety issues reported over the last decade in China has compelled the authorities to take action for ensuring food safety.  The Chinese dairy sector has been remarkable in setting-up a broader safety consciousness by utilizing molecular methods that are reliable and effective. Also, food contamination events, including outbreaks of food poisoning are a major health problem within Australia. The imported food products have increasingly come under the regulatory scanner. The pathogen analysis in the Australian market is growing primarily due to higher cases of E.coli contamination. Salmonella and Campylobacter are some of the other pathogens that are commonly tested. Companies in the region are embarking on developing international standard laboratory testing facilities especially in the countries, such as China and India as they are expected to offer lucrative market opportunities.

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Competitive Landscape

The most active companies in the global dairy testing market are, SGS Group, Bureau Veritas, Intertek, Eurofins, Merieux Nutrisciences, Neogen, and others. Companies are marking their presence in the region by pro-active participation in several events such as those associated with food safety, general health and health awareness.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Test Type

      1. 5.1.1 Pathogen Testing

      2. 5.1.2 Pesticide and Residue Testing

      3. 5.1.3 Mycotoxin Testing

      4. 5.1.4 Other Contaminants Testing

    2. 5.2 Technology

      1. 5.2.1 HPLC-based

      2. 5.2.2 LC-MS/MS-based

      3. 5.2.3 Immunoassay-based

      4. 5.2.4 Other Technologies

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Most Adopted Strategy

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 SGS SA

      2. 6.4.2 Eurofins Scientific

      3. 6.4.3 Intertek Group plc

      4. 6.4.4 Merieux NutriSciences

      5. 6.4.5 TUV SUD

      6. 6.4.6 ALS Limited


      8. 6.4.8 UL LLC

      9. 6.4.9 NEOGEN

      10. 6.4.10 NSF International


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Frequently Asked Questions

The undefined market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The undefined is growing at a CAGR of 7.92% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

SGS GROUP, Bureau Veritas S. A., Intertek Group plc, Neogen Corp., Merieux NutriSciences are the major companies operating in undefined.

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