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PEI potato producer looks to Harvest Insights Tech for greater visibility of shrink

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 09, 2024.

Machine-Learning driven crop insights tool HarvestEye has partnered with one of Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) prominent potato growers, G Visser & Sons.

Forsfood Partners with Zi-Vision to Expand into German, Dutch, and Belgian Markets

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 08, 2024.

Forsfood, a leading provider of advanced peeling equipment and solutions, has announced a new partnership with Zi-Vision, marking a significant expansion into the German, Dutch, and Belgian markets.

FAO Food Price Index firm in June: higher vegetable oil, sugar and dairy prices offset lower cereal quotations

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 07, 2024.

The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) stood at 120.6 points in June 2024, unchanged from its revised figure for May, as increases in the price indices for vegetable oil, sugar and dairy products balanced out a decrease in the price index for cereals, while the meat index was almost unchanged.

French visit marks Beirut Erbil Potato Products Company commitment to Agricultural Innovation and Sustainability

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 04, 2024.

Beirut Erbil Potato Products Company Welcomes French Consulate Representative in Erbil and Mosul and Delegation from AFD and Mercy Corps as they visited the PERMA Program in Iraq. 

SV Agri teams up with Lightsmith Group and Nordic Development Fund to Foster Sustainable Potato Cultivation in Assam and Bihar

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 04, 2024.

Siddhi Vinayak Agri Processing Pvt Ltd (SV Agri) recently spearheaded a pivotal stakeholder consultation workshop on May 15 and 16, 2024.

Nacho Fries season continues! Taco Bell® brings back Nacho Fries lover's pass and debuts Jalapeño Ranch Nacho Fries

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 03, 2024.

Forget National Fry 'Day' – Taco Bell is celebrating Nacho Fries all month long by giving fans the chance to unlock 30 days of Nacho Fries in addition to an entirely new flavor!

Ruffles and KFC Introduce Double Crunch Zinger Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavoured Chips!

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 02, 2024.

Ruffles and KFC are teaming up for the third consecutive year, and they're bringing an all-new flavour and crunch to the table.

North-western European potato growers: Never such a difficult planting season, never so much uncertainties about the harvest!

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 02, 2024.

Very late and difficult planting conditions and emergence problems on a large scale are cause of concern in some of the main production regions in North-western Europe.

Idahoan® Foods introduces mashed potato innovations to meet consumer lifestyle and value needs

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jul 01, 2024.

Idahoan Foods is expanding its mashed potato product line to meet increasing consumer demand for value sizes and dietary-specific options.

How to Cook Frozen French Fries: Expert Advice

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 29, 2024.

Everyone in your kitchen knows how to cook frozen french fries, right? With the extraordinary turnover in kitchen staff driven by the pandemic, fry-cooking competency isn’t a given any more. Simplot shared this extensive advice and a lot of tips!

Potatoes USA Awarded USD 6.5 Million in RAPP Funding

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 29, 2024.

In October 2023, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack launched the Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP) to build demand for American food and farm exports in high-potential markets around the world.

Potato processor Lamb Weston publishes 2023 Global Sustainability Report

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 29, 2024.

With a focus on making fries and making strides, Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. issued its fifth annual Global Sustainability Report, providing updates on the company’s performance against key sustainability and people initiatives during its fiscal year 2023.

Cultivating Resilience: McCain Foods Expands Network of Innovation Hub Farms in North America

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 28, 2024.

McCain Foods is embarking on an expansion of its network of Innovation Hub farms across North America.

Tuberosum Technologies registers first ever True Potato Seed (TPS) varieties in Canada

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 28, 2024.

Tuberosum Technologies is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking achievement in Canadian agriculture: the successful registration of four new True Potato Seed (TPS) varieties.

TNA announces 'Packed with Purpose' initiative to support children’s education in disadvantaged communities

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 27, 2024.

In an unprecedented event to raise funds to enhance the lives of children in disadvantaged communities, TNA, through its philanthropic arm, the Nadia and Alf Taylor Foundation, presents 'Packed with Purpose', a unique giveaway that gives entrants an unbelievable 1 in 200 chance to win the tna robag® worth USD 200,000.

Nine Potato Industry Award Winners honoured at World Potato Congress in Adelaide, Australia

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 26, 2024.

Nine Global Potato Industry Award Winners were honoured at the 12th World Potato Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

Regenagri's Impact Report 2023: Exceptional Growth in Regenerative Agriculture

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 26, 2024.

In a year marked by escalating climate emergencies and global calls for sustainable solutions, Regenagri, a global leader in regenerative agriculture, has announced impressive performance in its Impact Report has been launched.

J&J Green Paper implements its sustainable packaging initiative Janus® with largest independent McDonalds franchisee in the world

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 26, 2024.

J&J Green Paper has announced that its revolutionary JANUS® barrier technology is being used by Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee and a local packaging supplier in Argentina.

Comparative studies confirm high accuracy in Vultus analyses during Lyckeby's three-year field trials

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 26, 2024.

Vultus, in collaboration with Lyckeby and Hushållningssällskapet, has developed a satellite image analysis algorithm for precision fertilization in potato farming, demonstrating superior accuracy in predicting leaf nitrogen content in Swedish field trials.

McCain Foods offers more ways for Canadians to enjoy their veggies, with new McCain Medleys

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 25, 2024.

McCain Foods Canada has expanded their category offerings by launching two new flavours of McCain Medleys.

M S International - a major exporter of potatoes for processing - receives FIEO Export Excellence Award

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 25, 2024.

M S International - a major exporter of potatoes for processing - has received the prestigious FIEO (WR) Export Excellence Award in the Emerging Exporter (MSME) category for the year 2020-2021.

Iscon Balaji Foods holds exhaustive Iscon Balaji Gyan Yatra for farmers

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 25, 2024.

In a first of its kind initiative by any food processor on the Indian subcontinent, the biggest potato processor from the country, Iscon Balaji Foods, has organised a month-long exhaustive farmers’ training programme to share the best agricultural practices for sustainability in the value chain.

TNA partners complete snack solutions with Preziosi Food to achieve a 76% increase in production

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 25, 2024.

With the snacks market in Italy accelerating and cost-conscious consumers increasingly turning to budget-friendly private-label goods, Preziosi Food, a leading Italian manufacturer of potato chips and snacks, needed a complete solutions partner with the capability to deliver significant production capacity increases in a very short 12-month timeframe.

Herr’s introduces 3 new potato chips flavors inspired by local Philadelphia food businesses

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 25, 2024.

Herr Foods Inc., Pennsylvania's cherished local snack maker, is thrilled to introduce their latest potato chip flavors, inviting everyone to buy, try, and vote to help crown the winner of the Flavored by Philly Contest.

Pepsico to start potato chips production in Kazakhstan

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 25, 2024.

Kazakh Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov met with David Manzini, President of PepsiCo Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia, to discuss the construction of Pepsico's snacks plant construction project in the Almaty region.

Bayer and Solynta collaborate to advance true potato seed in smallholder markets

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 24, 2024.

Bayer and Solynta have reached an agreement to collaborate on the commercialization and distribution of true potato seeds in Kenya and India.

OptiClean Research Initiative: Fighting Food Waste by optimizing the washing and cleaning of fresh root vegetables

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 24, 2024.

The OptiClean initiative, supported by a DKK 5.5 million (USD 790,000) grant from Denmark's Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP), aims to tackle the problem of half-rotten carrots in consumers’ vegetable drawers.

Hungritos wraps up first half of busy 2024 trade show schedule with SFB Food & Hotel Seoul

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 21, 2024.

Indian-origin premium frozen food brand Hungritos wrapped up the first half of the current calendar with a hugely successful SFH Food and Hotel Seoul 2024, in June. 

Сornish new potatoes at Tesco herald the arrival of summer

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 20, 2024.

Freshly harvested Cornish New Potatoes arrive in Tesco stores and online from June 24 to the delight of shoppers across the United Kingdom.

Heatwave Damages Vegetable Crops, Shooting Up Demand for Potatoes Amid Rising Food Inflation in India

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Jun 20, 2024.

While the potato production was less this year, the heatwave made transportation a nightmare, with the supply rotting during the transit.
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