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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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.


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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

Dairy Foods Magazine

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2014 October

A look inside 100-year-old Velvet Ice Cream; Plus we look at four cheese processors with award-winning artisan and farmstead cheeses.

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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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