Articles by James Dudlicek

All-Points Bulletin

Lucerne’s Arizona ice cream plant reaches out to Safeway’s nationwide store network.
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Packaging Technology: The Price of Sustainability

No surprise here: Sustainable packaging is all the rage now. The folks that make packaging, machinery and related equipment are eager to discuss advancements in this area, so let’s get
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I’m sure we were all expecting a crackdown on food safety enforcement under the new administration. With the recent high-profile recalls of peanuts and pistachios, and going a bit further
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Kickin' It Old School

New era of yogurt is no problem for Anderson Erickson’s Des Moines plant.
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Live and Active

Probiotics have always been in style at Anderson Erickson Dairy.
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Processing & Operations: Practically Invisible

Pumps and Valves Q&A

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Packaging Technology: Pushing the Line

Dairy processors are under the gun to crank out a wider variety of products at a faster rate. That means every system on the plant floor has to keep up
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Another Golden Egg

Quest for efficiency helps Wawa free up plant capacity to broaden its manufacturing horizons.

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Magic Show

Wawa’s beverage manufacturing arm supports a C-store chain with a devout regional following.
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People Who Need People

Call me crazy, but I like checking up on local processors, even when I’m on vacation.
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Anderson Erickson Dairy, Des Moines, Iowa

 From this one plant, AE Dairy manufactures a full range of Grade A dairy beverages and foods, including white and flavored milk, ice cream mix (packaged for retail sale and for commercial use), 50 flavors of Greek and conventional low-fat and nonfat yogurt, buttermilk, whipping cream, cottage cheese, juices, sour cream and dips.  


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President's Address --2020 Vision

They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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2015 January

Our annual supplier spotlights issue; A look inside Anderson Erickson Dairy; plus our detection systems Q&A

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Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

An at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts.

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