Dairy Testing Market

Dairy Testing Market

Dairy Testing Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Type (Safety Testing, Quality Testing), Test Type (Contaminants Testing, Mycotoxin Testing), Food Tested, (Meat, Poultry) and By Geography

4.5 (52 reviews)
4.5 (52 reviews)
Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21433

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2021)

US $5.60 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $11.05 BN

CAGR (2021 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Dairy Testing Market is accounted for $5.60 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $11.05 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 10.2% during the forecast period. Dairy testing denotes an extensive variety of testing of milk-related products to maintain the quality and safety of the products to avoid harmful effects caused by food spoiling and food-related diseases. The testing helps determine the shelf life of various products by examining the contents, appearance, taste, and smell.

Market Dynamics:


Foodborne illness

Factor such as the increase in foodborne illnesses drives the market growth as there is growing concern over the quality and safety of dairy products used for human consumption. Moreover, increased emphasis is being placed on the microbiological and chemical analysis of milk and dairy products designed to evaluate quality and to ensure safety and regulatory compliance, which has resulted in the introduction of legislation for the rigorous testing of milk and dairy products, thus driving the market for dairy testing.


Insufficient Subsidiary Infrastructure in Developing Economies

The lack of updated standards is inhibiting the growth of the market for food sample testing. Inadequate basic supporting infrastructure to set up testing laboratories also acts as a restraint to market growth, especially in developing countries. The market in developing countries is highly fragmented and dominated by small milk farms. Hence, as milk and dairy products pass through the processing, storage, and distribution chain, they face a higher risk of exposure to contamination or adulteration. The testing of food samples requires proper enforcement measures and coordination between market stakeholders, as well as supporting infrastructure. However, several developing economies lack these requirements; this acts as a restraint on the growth of the market.


Technological Advancements in Testing Industry

The market is witnessing several technological innovations with major players offering newer, faster, and more accurate technologies such as LC (Liquid Chromatography), HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography), and ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry). The focus on decreasing lead time, sample utilization, cost of testing, and drawbacks associated with several technologies have resulted in the development of new technologies in spectrometry and chromatography. The wide-scale adoption of these technologies provides an opportunity for medium- and small-scale laboratories to expand their service offerings and compete with large market players in the industry, as these technologies offer benefits such as higher sensitivity, accurate results, reliability, multi-contaminant, and non-targeted screening with low turnaround time. The market is witnessing several technological innovations with major players offering newer, faster, and more accurate technologies such as LC (Liquid Chromatography), HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography), and ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry).


Lack of Coordination of Food Safety Standards

The increasing number of national standards for food safety management has led to uncertainty and created the need for their harmonization. The leading industries in the food sector have recognized the higher cost and inefficiencies created by the development of multiple food safety standards. Audits are conducted to ensure compliance with government regulatory legislations. Neither ingredient suppliers nor retailers or food service companies are well served when duplicative standards and audits raise the total costs for food certification without enhancing or ensuring the overall safety of food. Industrial experts have often suggested uniform and harmonized food safety standards to reduce the multiplicity of food laws for better efficiency. To eliminate duplication and overlapping of multiple standards, the government and private-sector stakeholders should work together to create transparent and uniform food certification standards.

Milk & Milk Powder segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

Milk & milk powder may be contaminated, owing to poor hygiene conditions during processing, storage, and transportation. Milk powder is a direct substitute for fluid milk; therefore, used in wide-ranging applications, comprises, bakery, dairy, and infant nutrition. Powdered milk is made from dehydrated, pasteurised milk, whereas fresh milk is liquidised. It comes in various forms including as non-fat, or dry milk. It is a manufactured dairy product made by evaporating milk to dryness, which helps preserve it.

The Chromatography & Spectrometry segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The most extensively used chromatography & spectrometry testing technologies include HPLC, GC (gas chromatography), LC, MS (mass spectrometry), and LC-MS/MS. These methods are used for the detection of almost all targets to be tested, including pathogens, food allergens, pesticide residues, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and veterinary drug residues. Chromatography also allows companies to analyse the product for several nutrients like proteins, vitamins, and preservatives. This enables proper nutritional testing of the product, and ensures that details on labels are accurate and comply with all government regulations.

Region with highest share:

The Asia Pacific is projected to hold the highest market share; China is Asia Pacific's fastest expanding market for food safety testing. Food safety events have gotten a lot of attention in the media. The growing number of food safety issues recorded in China over the last decade has pushed authorities to take steps to ensure food safety. The Chinese dairy industry has established a greater safety consciousness through dependable and effective molecular technologies. Food contamination incidents, particularly food poisoning outbreaks, are a major public health concern in Australia. Regulators are increasingly scrutinizing imported food products.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR; the major producers of milk in the EU province are Germany, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. Together these countries account for around 70% of the total milk production. Globalization has increased the international trade of milk and dairy products and has had a major impact on the global dairy supply. But, the increase in trade has resulted in a higher risk of contaminated milk and dairy products reaching dairy producers and processors, and end consumers in distant markets due to instances of cross-contamination, exposure to toxins, microorganisms, and other contaminants. Manufacturers have been using dairy testing services to ensure the safety and quality of their products and to comply with international standards.

Key players in the market:

Some of the key players profiled in the Dairy Testing Market include Agrolab Group, ALS, Asurequality, Bureau Veritas, Certified Laboratories, Inc., Eurofins Scientific, Intertek, Mérieux Nutrisciences, Microbac Laboratories, Inc, Neogen, Nova Biologicals, Romer Labs, SGS SA, Symbio Laboratories, TÜV Nord.

Key developments:

In September 2021: Bureau veritas acquired AET, which specializes in laboratory testing, product development and sustainability testing. The company is also well known for its R&D services. The aim of the acquisition was to increase BV’s global network and client portfolio. Aet’s revenue in 2020 was EUR 20 million.

In October 2021: SGS announced that it had developed a rapid PCR method to test salmonella in various foods. This technique delivers results faster than the traditional method that takes around five days.  The test is iso accredited and has been introduced at SGS-Laagrima laboratory in Morocco.

In January 2021: Eurofins Clinical Testing US Holding, Inc, a subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific, acquired DNA Diagnostic Center, a genetic testing laboratory that caters to the fertility, lifestyle, veterinary, and forensic areas. The acquisition will help Eurofins to enter the DNA testing market.

Types Covered: 
• Safety Testing
• Quality Testing 

Test Types Covered:
• Contaminants Testing
• Mycotoxin Testing
• Pathogen Testing
• Pesticide and Residue Testing 

Food Tested Covered:
• Meat
• Poultry
• Seafood
• Dairy
• Processed Foods
• Fruits & Vegetables
Products Covered:
• Cheese, Butter & Spreads
• ICE Cream & Desserts
• Infant Food
• Milk & Milk Powder
• Yogurt
• Other Products

Technology’s Covered:
• Traditional Technology (Agar Culturing)
• Rapid Technology
• High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)-Based
• Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) -based
• Immunoassay-Based
• Chromatography & Spectrometry

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025 and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

Free Customization Offerings:
All the customers of this report will be entitled to receive one of the following free customization options:
• Company Profiling
o Comprehensive profiling of additional market players (up to 3)
o SWOT Analysis of key players (up to 3)
• Regional Segmentation
o Market estimations, Forecasts and CAGR of any prominent country as per the client's interest (Note: Depends on feasibility check)
• Competitive Benchmarking
o Benchmarking of key players based on product portfolio, geographical presence, and strategic alliances

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary     
2 Preface     

 2.1 Abstract    
 2.2 Stake Holders    
 2.3 Research Scope    
 2.4 Research Methodology    
  2.4.1 Data Mining   
  2.4.2 Data Analysis   
  2.4.3 Data Validation   
  2.4.4 Research Approach   
 2.5 Research Sources    
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources   
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources   
  2.5.3 Assumptions   
3 Market Trend Analysis     
 3.1 Introduction    
 3.2 Drivers    
 3.3 Restraints    
 3.4 Opportunities    
 3.5 Threats    
 3.6 Product Analysis    
 3.7 Technology  Analysis    
 3.8 Emerging Markets    
 3.9 Impact of Covid-19    
4 Porters Five Force Analysis     
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers    
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers    
 4.3 Threat of substitutes    
 4.4 Threat of new entrants    
 4.5 Competitive rivalry    
5 Global Dairy Testing Market, By Type     
 5.1 Introduction    
 5.2 Safety Testing    
  5.2.1 Pathogens E. Coli Salmonella Campylobacter Listeria Others Vibrio Clostridium Staphylococcus Bacillus 
  5.2.2 Adulterants   
  5.2.3 Pesticides   
  5.2.4 Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOS)   
  5.2.5 Mycotoxins   
  5.2.6 Others Allergen Heavy Metals  Veterinary Drug Residues  
 5.3 Quality Testing    
6 Global Dairy Testing Market, By Test Type     
 6.1 Introduction    
 6.2 Contaminants Testing    
 6.3 Mycotoxin Testing    
 6.4 Pathogen Testing    
 6.5 Pesticide and Residue Testing    
7 Global Dairy Testing Market, By Food Tested     
 7.1 Introduction    
 7.2 Meat    
 7.3 Poultry    
 7.4 Seafood    
 7.5 Dairy    
 7.6 Processed Foods    
 7.7 Fruits & Vegetables    
8 Global Dairy Testing Market, By Product     
 8.1 Introduction    
 8.2 Cheese, Butter & Spreads    
 8.3 ICE Cream & Desserts    
 8.4 Infant Food    
 8.5 Milk & Milk Powder    
 8.6 Yogurt    
 8.7 Other Products    
  8.7.1 Cream   
  8.7.2 Dips & Dressings   
9 Global Dairy Testing Market, By Technology     
 9.1 Introduction    
 9.2 Traditional Technology (Agar Culturing)    
 9.3 Rapid Technology    
  9.3.1 Convenience-Based   
  9.3.2 Immunoassay   
  9.3.3 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)   
 9.4 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)-Based    
 9.5 Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) -based    
 9.6 Immunoassay-Based    
 9.7 Chromatography & Spectrometry    
10 Global Dairy Testing Market, By Geography     
 10.1 Introduction    
 10.2 North America    
  10.2.1 US   
  10.2.2 Canada   
  10.2.3 Mexico   
 10.3 Europe    
  10.3.1 Germany   
  10.3.2 UK   
  10.3.3 Italy   
  10.3.4 France   
  10.3.5 Spain   
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe   
 10.4 Asia Pacific    
  10.4.1 Japan   
  10.4.2 China   
  10.4.3 India   
  10.4.4 Australia   
  10.4.5 New Zealand    
  10.4.6 South Korea   
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific   
 10.5 South America    
  10.5.1 Argentina   
  10.5.2 Brazil   
  10.5.3 Chile   
  10.5.4 Rest of South America   
 10.6 Middle East & Africa    
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia   
  10.6.2 UAE    
  10.6.3 Qatar   
  10.6.4 South Africa   
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa   
11 Key Developments     
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures    
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers    
 11.3 New Product Launch     
 11.4 Expansions    
 11.5 Other Key Strategies    
12 Company Profiling     
 12.1 Agrolab Group    
 12.2 ALS    
 12.3 Asurequality    
 12.4 Bureau Veritas    
 12.5 Certified Laboratories, Inc.    
 12.6 Eurofins Scientific    
 12.7 Intertek    
 12.8 Mérieux Nutrisciences    
 12.9 Microbac Laboratories, Inc    
 12.10 Neogen    
 12.11 Nova Biologicals    
 12.12 Romer Labs    
 12.13 SGS SA    
 12.14 Symbio Laboratories    
 12.15 TÜV Nord    

List of Tables       
1 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) (US $MN)      
2 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
3 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Safety Testing (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
4 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Pathogens (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
5 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Adulterants (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
6 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Pesticides (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
7 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOS) (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
8 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Mycotoxins (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
9 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Others (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
10 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Quality Testing (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
11 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Test Type (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
12 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Contaminants Testing (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
13 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Mycotoxin Testing (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
14 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Pathogen Testing (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
15 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Pesticide and Residue Testing (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
16 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Food Tested (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
17 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Meat (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
18 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Poultry (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
19 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Seafood (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
20 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Dairy (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
21 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Processed Foods (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
22 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Fruits & Vegetables (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
23 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Product (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
24 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Cheese, Butter & Spreads (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
25 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By ICE Cream & Desserts (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
26 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Infant Food (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
27 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Milk & Milk Powder (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
28 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Yogurt (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
29 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Other Products (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
30 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Cream (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
31 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Dips & Dressings (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
32 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Technology (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
33 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Traditional Technology (Agar Culturing) (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
34 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Rapid Technology (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
35 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Convenience-Based (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
36 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Immunoassay (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
37 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
38 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)-Based (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
39 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) -based (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
40 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Immunoassay-Based (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
41 Global Dairy Testing Market Outlook, By Chromatography & Spectrometry (2020-2028) (US $MN)      
Note- Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.     

List of Figures


Research Methodology

We at Stratistics opt for an extensive research approach which involves data mining, data validation, and data analysis. The various research sources include in-house repository, secondary research, competitor’s sources, social media research, client internal data, and primary research.

Our team of analysts prefers the most reliable and authenticated data sources in order to perform the comprehensive literature search. With access to most of the authenticated data bases our team highly considers the best mix of information through various sources to obtain extensive and accurate analysis.

Each report takes an average time of a month and a team of 4 industry analysts. The time may vary depending on the scope and data availability of the desired market report. The various parameters used in the market assessment are standardized in order to enhance the data accuracy.

Data Mining

The data is collected from several authenticated, reliable, paid and unpaid sources and is filtered depending on the scope & objective of the research. Our reports repository acts as an added advantage in this procedure. Data gathering from the raw material suppliers, distributors and the manufacturers is performed on a regular basis, this helps in the comprehensive understanding of the products value chain. Apart from the above mentioned sources the data is also collected from the industry consultants to ensure the objective of the study is in the right direction.

Market trends such as technological advancements, regulatory affairs, market dynamics (Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities and Challenges) are obtained from scientific journals, market related national & international associations and organizations.

Data Analysis

From the data that is collected depending on the scope & objective of the research the data is subjected for the analysis. The critical steps that we follow for the data analysis include:

  • Product Lifecycle Analysis
  • Competitor analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Porters Analysis
  • PESTEL Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis

The data engineering is performed by the core industry experts considering both the Marketing Mix Modeling and the Demand Forecasting. The marketing mix modeling makes use of multiple-regression techniques to predict the optimal mix of marketing variables. Regression factor is based on a number of variables and how they relate to an outcome such as sales or profits.

Data Validation

The data validation is performed by the exhaustive primary research from the expert interviews. This includes telephonic interviews, focus groups, face to face interviews, and questionnaires to validate our research from all aspects. The industry experts we approach come from the leading firms, involved in the supply chain ranging from the suppliers, distributors to the manufacturers and consumers so as to ensure an unbiased analysis.

We are in touch with more than 15,000 industry experts with the right mix of consultants, CEO's, presidents, vice presidents, managers, experts from both supply side and demand side, executives and so on.

The data validation involves the primary research from the industry experts belonging to:

  • Leading Companies
  • Suppliers & Distributors
  • Manufacturers
  • Consumers
  • Industry/Strategic Consultants

Apart from the data validation the primary research also helps in performing the fill gap research, i.e. providing solutions for the unmet needs of the research which helps in enhancing the reports quality.

For more details about research methodology, kindly write to us at info@strategymrc.com

Frequently Asked Questions

In case of any queries regarding this report, you can contact the customer service by filing the “Inquiry Before Buy” form available on the right hand side. You may also contact us through email: info@strategymrc.com or phone: +1-301-202-5929

Yes, the samples are available for all the published reports. You can request them by filling the “Request Sample” option available in this page.

Yes, you can request a sample with your specific requirements. All the customized samples will be provided as per the requirement with the real data masked.

All our reports are available in Digital PDF format. In case if you require them in any other formats, such as PPT, Excel etc you can submit a request through “Inquiry Before Buy” form available on the right hand side. You may also contact us through email: info@strategymrc.com or phone: +1-301-202-5929

We offer a free 15% customization with every purchase. This requirement can be fulfilled for both pre and post sale. You may send your customization requirements through email at info@strategymrc.com or call us on +1-301-202-5929.

We have 3 different licensing options available in electronic format.

  • Single User Licence: Allows one person, typically the buyer, to have access to the ordered product. The ordered product cannot be distributed to anyone else.
  • 2-5 User Licence: Allows the ordered product to be shared among a maximum of 5 people within your organisation.
  • Corporate License: Allows the product to be shared among all employees of your organisation regardless of their geographical location.

All our reports are typically be emailed to you as an attachment.

To order any available report you need to register on our website. The payment can be made either through CCAvenue or PayPal payments gateways which accept all international cards.

We extend our support to 6 months post sale. A post sale customization is also provided to cover your unmet needs in the report.

Request Customization

We provide a free 15% customization on every purchase. This requirement can be fulfilled for both pre and post sale. You may send your customization requirements through email at info@strategymrc.com or call us on +1-301-202-5929.

Note: This customization is absolutely free until it falls under the 15% bracket. If your requirement exceeds this a feasibility check will be performed. Post that, a quote will be provided along with the timelines.


Assured Quality

Assured Quality

Best in class reports with high standard of research integrity

24X7 Research Support

24X7 Research Support

Continuous support to ensure the best customer experience.

Free Customization

Free Customization

Adding more values to your product of interest.

Safe and Secure Access

Safe & Secure Access

Providing a secured environment for all online transactions.

Trusted by 600+ Brands

Trusted by 600+ Brands

Serving the most reputed brands across the world.