Articles by Henry Randolph

Quality on the Line

Controlling listeria in a dairy plant

The dairy industry has learned quite a bit about Listeria since a major outbreak in 1985.
The dairy industry has learned quite a bit about Listeria since a major outbreak in 1985. Controlling Listeria is an issue of effective cleaning, not sanitizer effectiveness.
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How to control L. mono

These are the bad bugs in dairy plants. USDA and FDA surveys have reported that Listeria is present in more than 10% of all raw milk from commercial U.S. dairy farms.
Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono)is a gram-positive bacterium and a specific member of the Listeria family. It is capable of causing severe illness and even death. The mortality rate from L. monoin susceptible populations is one of the highest of any known food pathogen. Individuals with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable.
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Tips for training plant employees

Effective training of plant and quality assurance personnel is essential to achieving quality and food safety standards. The training should involve both technical and practical applications of the process. In addition, it must involve all employees, especially Bubba and his counterparts — Junior, Leroy, “They” and “Supposed To.”
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The New Food Safety Law Requires Action

In general, prior to the mid-1980s, the sanitation of non-product contact surfaces on the environment was not a high priority.
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Quality on the Line

Is HACCP enough to keep your plant out of the headlines?
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Quality on the Line

Improving Quality by Line Sampling and Stress Testing
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Quality on the Line: QA: Managing Laboratory Data

The primary goal of quality assurance (QA) is to ensure safety and quality attributes of products produced and distributed by a processing plant.
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Quality on the Line: Curing "The Monday Morning Blues"

A guide to reducing bacteria counts in dairy products produced following weekend or mid-week "down days"
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Ropy Milk: A Serious Quality Problem in 2006!
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Quality on the Line: Identifying Spoilage Bacteria and Potential Shelf-Life Problems

The dairy industry loses millions of dollars every year from product deterioration caused by spoilage bacteria. Spoilage bacteria result in shorter shelf life and decreased quality for milk products. By identifying the specific types and numbers of microbes involved, we can improve shelf life and quality by reducing bacterial contamination.
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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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This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

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President's Address --2020 Vision

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

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