In 2010, ~10 % of the world’s milk was produced by the USA and accounted for 13 % of the food industry turnover in Europe. Monitoring the health of livestock and quality of milk is valuable to the dairy industry. FT-IR spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to determine the purity of dairy samples. Whilst traditional methods can be time intensive, the PearlTM accessory is designed for rapid throughput. Sample loading is easy and requires little user-training, saving time and money.