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ITC's Technico partners with James Hutton Institute to introduce new potato varieties in India

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 12, 2018.

James Hutton Limited, has entered into a five-year agreement with Technico Agri Sciences, a subsidiary of Indian company ITC Limited, to provide 16 potato varieties and 600 clones to be trialled and...

Potatoes in Europe: New data from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Spain

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 12, 2018.

That the potato harvest this year in Europe was well below average due to extreme weather conditions is well known by now. I this article we present some recent data from Great Britain, The...

Interpom | Primeurs 2018 was a Top Potato Industry Event, again

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 11, 2018.

Late last month, the entire potato sector once again gathered en masse at INTERPOM | PRIMEURS at Kortrijk Xpo.

Algeria will stop seed potato import in 2021, says Minister of Agriculture

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 11, 2018.

The Algerian Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Abdelkader Bouazghi said that Algeria would stop the import of seed potatoes in 2021

Government of West Bengal subsidizes transport to boost potato export to other states

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 11, 2018.

The West Bengal state government is providing transport subsidy for the benefit of potato farmers, businessmen and cold storage owners, for exporting potatoes to other states.

AHDB Potato Specialist Mike Storey to retire

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 11, 2018.

After some 36 years with AHDB and its predecessor organisations, Potato Specialist Mike Storey is going to retire at Christmas. His colleague Adrian Cunnington looks back...

United States Retail Potato Sales mixed

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 11, 2018.

In the United States total retail potato sales for the July – September 2018 period compared to the same quarter the previous marketing year, were down -1.9% in volume but were up 1.3% in value based...

Recently retired from McCain Foods, Nick Vermont receives Lifetime Scarborough Business Award

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 09, 2018.

The recently retired McCain Regional President for Great Britain and Ireland, Nick Vermont, has been presented with the lifetime achievement accolade at the Scarborough Business Awards.

Ishida helps Czech Republic snack manufacturer realize high speed packaging in small bags

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

Ishida’s experience in the development of snacks packaging solutions has been the critical factor in enabling one of the Czech Republic’s leading snacks manufacturers to achieve the high packing...

McCain Australia extends its range of sweet potato products

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

In response to the steadily growing popularity of sweet potato in Australia, McCain Foods is introducing new sweet potato products to the freezer aisle.

FAO food Price index sees further decline in November

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 160.8 points in November 2018, down 2.1 points (1.3 percent) from October, the lowest since May 2016, and nearly 15 points (8.5 percent) below its level in...

Peatos Becomes the Fastest Growing Snack in the Produce Section

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

Launched less than a year ago, Los Angeles-based World Peas™ Brand Peatos™ puffed pea snacks are winning over taste buds throughout the United States

Makers Hawaiian Snack Brand face class-action lawsuit, claiming name is misleading since the chips are made in Washington State

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 06, 2018.

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made in Washington State - and not on Hawaii - are misleading customers.

Potato-based skincare line Pototaly launches in China - and is coming to the US next year.

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 06, 2018.

Pototaly, a potato-based organic skincare brand is founded by Yiwen Hao. She is very familiar with potatoes, as her family business is Landun Xumei Foods, a large farm-to-factory producer of potatoes...

Ishida designer wins Inventors Award for oval-shaped 18-head multihead weigher

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 06, 2018.

Toshiharu Kageyama, a mechanical engineer with Ishida Research and Development in Japan, was awarded the 62nd Kyoto Inventors Award for his invention: the oval-shaped 18-head multihead weigher.

Nordian Capital has acquired a majority interest in Dutch TecSource (DTS)

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 04, 2018.

Private Equity investor Nordian Capital has acquired a majority interest in Dutch TecSource (DTS), a leading manufacturer of screw blanching equipment for the potato processing industry

In Japan, Koikeya finally offers a potato chip with LESS flavour: 'barefaced' potato chips

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 04, 2018.

Ever wished you could get a little less flavor on your chip? Wish no more; now you can experience them (in Japan!) as nature intended, lightly fried in oil.

Scotland's first minister present at opening Albert Bartlett chilled potato plant

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 04, 2018.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon helped to formally open Albert Bartlett’s new £17m chilled potato plant last month.

Tong Engineering expands its Project Management Team

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 04, 2018.

Leading handling equipment manufacturer for potatoes and vegetables, Tong Engineering, has announced a number of key new appointments as part of an ongoing commitment to its growing customer base.

Sensor Technology Leader TOMRA Strengthens its Footprint in China

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 04, 2018.

TOMRA, a global leader in sensor-based sorting technology, is committed to its long-term development in China and has further strengthened its set-up in this fast-growing market.

Idaho Potato Commission hires Alan Kahn to lead its Foodservice Division

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 03, 2018.

Today the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) welcomes Alan Kahn as the new Vice President of Foodservice. His extensive foodservice and marketing experience will help him to develop and implement...

McCain Foods named Stiekema-Kolhorn Joint Venture as Champion Potato Grower for Alberta

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Dec 02, 2018.

McCain Foods (Canada) announced Stiekema-Kolhorn Joint Venture as 2017 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for Alberta during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet.

Soil tilling, mulching key to China’s potato crop

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 30, 2018.

Rong Li and colleagues at Ningxia University in Yinchuan, China set out to discover if different tilling and mulching practices could improve soil moisture - and potato yields - in the Loess Plateau.

Aviko ends Snow Valley cooperation in China

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 30, 2018.

French Fry manufacturer Aviko, a subsidiary of Royal Cosun and Snow Valley Agriculture have agreed to end their joint venture in China.

Bühler North America Names Andy Sharpe New President and CEO

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 30, 2018.

Bühler Inc, a global leader in process engineering and technology for food, feed and advanced industrial materials, has announced the appointment of Andy Sharpe as new President and CEO as of January...

Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP Continues Growth and Innovation with Launch of Microwave Popcorn

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 27, 2018.

Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, of Conagra Brands, Inc Most Loved Flavors - Sea Salt, Real Butter and Lightly Sweet Kettle Corn - Can Now Be Enjoyed in a New Way

Route 11 Potato Chips releases new salt and pepper flavor

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 27, 2018.

Route 11 Potato Chips received a “Best in Virginia Award” on November 1 for their new 'salt and pepper' flavored potato chips

tna co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor honored with Ethnic Business Award

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 26, 2018.

Food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna is pleased to announce that its co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor have been awarded with the 2018 Ethnic Business Award in the “Medium to Large...

Potato Harvest Canada cut short by severe frost.

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 26, 2018.

United Potato Growers of Canada has released an update on the potato crop in the various provinces of Canada.

McCain Foods Commits $75 Million to Manitoba Production Facilities

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 26, 2018.

McCain Foods (Canada) announced infrastructure investments totaling $75 million for its Portage la Prairie and Carberry, Manitoba facilities. The investments further strengthen the company’s potato...

Automated Quality Assessment of Potatoes for French Fries: RMA Techniek knows how...

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 22, 2018.

RMA Techniek has combined their capabilities in robotics, smart engineering and experience in the potato processing industry in a unique way: the company has specialized in the automated quality...

Potato Starch company Avebe achieved record performance price for season 2017/2018

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 22, 2018.

In the 2017/2018 financial year, which ended on 31 July 2018, Starch company Avebe achieved a performance price of 85.81 Euros. That is more than 4% higher than the performance price of the previous...

Breeders Trust detective work catches seed potato company mixing in table potatoes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 22, 2018.

Earlier this month, Breeders Trust - an organisation looking after the interest of a.o. potato breeders - revealed a major fraud, concerning the switching of at least 200 tons of potatoes meant for...

Technologies and Trends shaping the Supermarket of the Future

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 20, 2018.

Food businesses will have to change to stay competitive – online, in-store, and at sorting and processing plants too. Bjorn Thumas, Director Business Development Food at TOMRA Food, looks at what we...

Pepsico Ukraine has started the construction of a local Lays Potato Chips Plant

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 20, 2018.

PepsiСo Ukraine has started a large investment project at its existing production complex in the Mykolaiv region for the production of Lays potato chips in the Ukraine. Production of potato chips on...

Improve your French Fry Line with these Innovations from Kiremko

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 20, 2018.

At Interpom | Primeurs 2018, held in Kortrijk Xpo from November 25 -27, Kiremko will launch its latest innovation in the field of frying oil filtering: the Kiremko Primary Oil Filter.

A new Maine Potato Variety, the Caribou Russet, sees an increasing popularity

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 19, 2018.

The Caribou Russet, a potato variety developed by the University of Maine and available since 2016, sees an increasing market

Food equipment manufacturer tna opens new Australian manufacturing facility to triple its production capacities

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 19, 2018.

Food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna has officially opened a brand new, state-of-the-art Australian manufacturing site to support the global demand for its high performance food...

Interpom 2018 will be an edition of 'firsts' for Potato Cultivation Equipment Supplier Dewulf

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 19, 2018.

Interpom 2018 will be an edition of 'firsts' for Potato Cultivation Equipment Supplier Dewulf

Engie Refrigeration presents its 'Mechanical Ventilation Only' Potato Storage system at Interpom | Primeurs

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 17, 2018.

ENGIE Refrigeration has developed a storage system based entirely on mechanical refrigeration, which allows maintaining the same storage conditions throughout the year.

Potato Storage Specialist Tolsma-Grisnich teases a BIG reveal at Interpom: the 'RevolutionAIR'

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 17, 2018.

Potato Storage Specialist Tolsma-Grisnich will reveal the RevolutionAIR at the Interpom | Primeur 2018 on November 25, at noon. The company also highlights its compact refrigeration unit – the QCC45

GPI Process Equipment explains at Interpom how to batter french fries

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 15, 2018.

Equipment manufacturer Gpi Process Equipment, a Dutch company specialized in the construction of batter preparation equipment for high volume applications such as french fries, explains how their...

McCain Foods Canada awards the Top Potato Growers for its Manitoba Plants

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 15, 2018.

McCain Foods (Canada) announced Bailey Farms as 2017 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Manitoba plants during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet.

Key Technology introduces ADR EXOS™ for improved potato strip recovery at Interpom|Primeurs

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 15, 2018.

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces the newest automatic defect removal system for potato strips – ADR EXOS™ – at Interpom booth #257.

Grimme presents the EVO 290, the first bunker harvester with Airsep at Interpom | Primeurs

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 14, 2018.

Agricultural Equipment manufacturer Grimme presents the EVO 290, the first bunker harvester with Airsep separation system at Interpom | Primeurs

Insort presents its first end-of-line sorter for frozen french fries at Interpom 2018 – the Sherlock Hybrid

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 14, 2018.

Insort presents its first end-of-line sorter for frozen french fries at Interpom 2018 – the SHERLOCK HYBRID.

Manitoba faces a potato shortage as 8 percent of acreage goes unharvested

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

Manitoba, the second largest potato growing province in Canada, has a potato shortage as 8 percent of its acreage goes unharvested.

HZPC names Dr Marie Rasochová Potato Woman of the Year 2018

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

Potato company HZPC has named Dr. Marie Rasochová (80) as Potato Woman of the Year 2018. She is a great promotor of potatoes in the Czech Republic.

Agrico warns: 'Considerably less seed potatoes available for export'

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

During the annual potato variety show at Agrico the topic of discussion was not limited to unique varieties on display. The impact of the excessive heat and drought this season on the seed potato...

REMA has developed a 48 Volt fully electrically driven potato haulm puller / root cutter

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

REMA Environmental Machinery BV has developed a 48 Volt fully electrically driven haulm puller / root cutter for mechanical potato haulm (foliage) destruction in (seed) potatoes.

Ingredion launches Potex potato fibers in partnership with Lyckeby

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

Food Ingredient company Ingredion has introduced a new clean label potato fibre to its portfolio in order to bring increased functionality, quality and potential cost savings to manufacturers of...

Drift reduction? Syngenta offers tips to maximize efficacy

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 12, 2018.

Plant protection products should end up where they belong. Drift must be reduced to maximum. To help growers in a good application, Syngenta has developed the action 'Go Low - Go Slow - Get...

Potato handling equipment manufacturer Tong is getting ready for LAMMA 2019

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 12, 2018.

Leading vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, Tong Engineering, is once again exhibiting at the UK’s largest farm machinery show LAMMA, on stand 8.600 in Hall 8.

Potato Processing Equipment Manufacturer Kiremko appoints Ton Hendrickx as General Sales Manager

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 12, 2018.

Potato Processing Equipment manufacturer Kiremko has appointed Ton Hendrickx as General Sales Manager starting December 1, 2018

Belgian Potato Equipment manufacturer AVR announces new dealers in Canada

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

AVR bvba, a Belgian manufacturer of agricultural potato equipment, has enlarged its dealer network in Canada with 3 new dealers offering their entire range of equipment.

North-western European Potato Growers: harvest down 20 percent at least

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 08, 2018.

The total potato harvest in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France in 2018 will be at least 20 percent lower than last year, according to the latest estimates of the North-western European...

Pringles Thanksgiving dinner chips (turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie flavoured) sell out in no time

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 08, 2018.

Last Thanksgiving, Pringles® launched the Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, Pringles brought back the favorites from last year. Unfortunately supplies were (too) limited. They were all sold...

Aviko to close Amberger potato specialties plant in Germany

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 08, 2018.

Potato Processor Aviko, a Royal Cosun company, has decided to terminate operations at its factory in Oberdolling (Germany). The Amberger factory will be closed before the end of the year.

Mongolia says it can fully secure domestic demand for potato, wheat

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 07, 2018.

Mongolia can now fully secure its domestic demand for wheat and potatoes, the country's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry said Monday.

Frozen French Fries plant in Uzbekistan first in Central Asia

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 07, 2018.

Potato company Agrover in Uzbekistan will start industrial production of frozen french fries and potato flakes this month

Pepsico to acquire UK chips company Pipers Crisps

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 06, 2018.

PepsiCo has announced its intention to take over the UK based snack food company Pipers Crisps.

Potato variety presentations in the Netherlands: Agrico highlights natural resistance to Phytophthora

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 06, 2018.

As part of the potato variety presentations in the Netherlands later this week, Agrico highlights its late blight resistant varieties in a Ukraine themed show.

West Australian Fresh Food market SpudShed increased its profit by 76 percent

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 06, 2018.

West Australian Fresh Food market SpudShed increased its profit by 76 per cent to nearly $4 million over the past year, despite pressure on margins fuelled partly by rising competition from...

Major fire destroys snack factory of Agro Tech Foods in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 06, 2018.

One of the snack factories of Agro Tech Foods limited, a subsidiary of Conagra Brands in India, was destroyed by fire Sunday.

New Frito-Lay IMAG!NE Snack Brand offers parents snack options for their kids

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 04, 2018.

Pepsico subsidiary Frito-Lay North America has launched a new snack brand in the United States, marketed to parents for their kids named Imag!ne

Cavendish Farms says legal limits on the size of PEI family-owned potato farms are too restrictive

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 03, 2018.

On Prince Edward Island the Lands Protection Act limits the maximum size of land a landowner or corporation can own. Robert Irving, president of processor Cavendish Farms said current limits should...

Colombia moves ahead with anti-dumping tax on the import of frozen french fries

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 02, 2018.

According to a news release of the Colombian government an anti-dumping duty is recommended on the import of frozen potatoes from companies in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

Marijke Folkers-in ’t Hout appointed as Chair of the Avebe Supervisory Board

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 02, 2018.

In the last meeting of the Supervisory Board of potato starch manufacturer Avebe on November 1, Marijke Folkers-in ’t Hout (35) was appointed as Chair of this board.

Shifts in potato varieties planted in Great Britain

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 01, 2018.

The revised estimate for the total 2018 potato planted area in Great Britain is 117.3Kha, down 4.4% from 2017. Also includes shifts in the Top ten potato varieties grown in Great Britain in 2018

Kim Jong-un promotes Samjiyon as hub for potato production in North Korea

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 01, 2018.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has visited the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory for the second time this year, after a visit in July, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)...

FAO Food Price Index slightly lower in October

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 01, 2018.

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 163.5 points in October 2018, down 1.4 points (0.9 percent) from September and some 13 points (7.4 percent) below its level in the corresponding period last...

'Perfect Potato' - a new line of bite-size potatoes by Robinson Fresh and Albert Bartlett

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 01, 2018.

A new potato line, the Perfect Potato™, is now available from Robinson Fresh® and Albert Bartlett.

World Potato Congress participates at the Potato Conference in Zhaotang, China

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 01, 2018.

The Potato Conference in Zhaotong, China was held earlier this week on October 28 and 29, 2018. The World Potato Congress delegation made a significant contribution.

tna introduces high-speed airless date coder with integrated verification technology

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 01, 2018.

Processing and packaging specialist tna introduces the intelli-date 5, a high-speed thermal transfer overprint date coder with airless design and integrated print code verification technology for...

Avebe wins Most Novel Protein Ingredient Award for its potato based Perfectasol D520

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Nov 01, 2018.

Potato Starch manufacturer AVEBE was awarded the Bridge2Food Protein Award 2018 in the category 'Most Novel Protein Ingredient' for its product Perfectasol D520.

Pepsico to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

Snacks and beverages manufacturer PepsiCo plans to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.

Potato Harvest Prince Edward Island may last till mid November

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

A cold spring, dry summer and wet fall are the recipe for a late end to the potato harvest on Prince Edward Island. It may take until mid November before all farmers are finished.

McDonalds Japan added carbonara fries that are inspired by the classic pasta dish

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

McDonald’s Japan added 'carbonara' fries to their menu that are inspired by the classic pasta dish

Annual baby potato auction South Australia brings in a record AUD 39.000

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

The annual auction of new season baby potatoes in South Australia, brought in a record AU$39.000. Proceeds of the auction are donated to the Little Heroes Foundation, a charity supporting children...

The Little Potato Company updates packaging, look and flavours of its Microwave Ready and Oven|Grill Ready Kits

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

Driven by consumer feedback, The Little Potato Company's Microwave Ready and Oven|Grill Ready Kits have gotten a fresh look, more functional packaging and two delicious new flavors: Tomato Basil...

Hippie Snacks Launches Cauliflower Crisps and Avocado Crisps in different flavours

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

Hippie Snacks, a Canadian company specializing in premium plant-based foods, has added two new products to its lineup: Cauliflower Crisps (in Original and Classic Ranch flavors) and Avocado Crisps...

Philippines lowers tax rate on potato import for chip manufacturers

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 30, 2018.

A new order issued in the Philip[pines allows for the import of more potatoes at a low rate (3%), exclusively for use for the production of potato chips

Indian government limits movement of seed potatoes to contain Potato Cyst Nematodes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 29, 2018.

In an effort to limit the spread of the Potato Cyst Nematode, the government of India has prohibited the movement of seed potatoes from Himachal, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir to other...

Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) infested area in Idaho expanded by 87 acres

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 29, 2018.

Effective October 10, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added an 87-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingham County, Idaho.

Industrial Freezer manufacturer FPS Food Process Solutions opens US office

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 29, 2018.

In order to better support its customers in the United States, industrial freezer manufacturer FPS Food Process Solutions has set up a new Parts & Service Center in Cartersville, Georgia - just...

Pipers Crisps doubles packaging speeds and reduces waste with installation tna robag FX 3ci VFFS

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 29, 2018.

UK gourmet chips manufacturer, Pipers Crisps Ltd, has doubled its packaging capacity and reduced waste thanks to the installation of high speed packaging solutions from tna.

Afghan Bamiyan people turn to potato-growing to make a living

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 25, 2018.

The picturesque Bamiyan province with its beautiful landscape has been a popular tourist destination in the conflict-ridden Afghanistan over the past decades, and growing potatoes in recent years has...

McCain Foods subsidiary Lutosa inaugurates world’s largest fully integrated potato processing plant

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 23, 2018.

On Wednesday October 17th, a new french fry production line was inaugurated at the Leuze-en-Hainaut site of McCain Foods subsidiary Lutosa SA. According to McCain Foods, this Lutosa plant is now...

KP Snacks is building a new snack pellet production line at its Billingham (UK) plant

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 23, 2018.

KP Snacks is building a 6 million GBP (USD 7.9 million) pellet production facility at its Billingham factory, which also produces Hula Hoops Puft and McCoy's

Cavendish Farms selects TOMRA's Eco Steam Peeler for its potato processing plant in Alberta

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 23, 2018.

Cavendish Farms, one of the larger potato processors producing frozen french fries in North America, is equipping its new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta with TOMRA’s Eco...

McCain Foods USA recalls frozen roasted vegetables. Foods using these as ingredient are being recalled as well

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 23, 2018.

McCain Foods USA Inc. is recalling all products from its Colton facility in California, which produces fire-roasted, caramelized or sauteed frozen fruit and vegetable products.

Biodegradable Potato Spoons make the Dyson Designer Award Shortlist

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 19, 2018.

Many of the 20 contenders for this year’s prestigious James Dyson award focus on ways to create a more sustainable future. Cutlery made of biodegradable potato plastic made it to the shortlist of...

Potato Yield of Organic cultivation in Germany not affected as much as conventional farming by drought and heat

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 19, 2018.

According to a survey by Bio Kartoffel Erzeuger e.V., the organic potato yields in Germany have not dropped as much as the conventional ones

Dutch Ambassador inaugurates Mooij Agro Potato Storage in Algeria

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 19, 2018.

Recently, a new box storage system installed by Mooij Agro in Algeria at Agrico Algérie was inaugurated in the presence of the Dutch Ambassador in Algeria, Mr. Robert van Embden and the local...

Equipment manufacturer Wyma and Volm at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 18, 2018.

The annual PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo started today in Orlando, Florida, and Wyma Solutions will be among the 1,200 exhibitors

Harvest Delites Potato Brand Launches at PMA Fresh Summit

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 18, 2018.

Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. will introduce their latest brand, Harvest Delites, at the PMA Fresh Summit on October 18 - 20, 2018 in Orlando.

Bill Watts joins AHDB as Knowledge Exchange Manager focused on Potatoes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 18, 2018.

Bill Watts has joined AHDB as Arable Knowledge Exchange Manager (Potatoes) for the West Midlands, South West and Wales.

The Challenges of the Potato Industry: Interview with Marc Van Herreweghe, CEO of Mydibel and New Chairman of Belgapom

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 18, 2018.

In this interview, Marc Van Herreweghe, the new Chairman of Belgapom and CEO of Mydibel, discusses the challenges this Belgian Potato Association faces going forward, as well as sustainability issues...

Lay's launches Durian flavoured potato chips in China

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 17, 2018.

Pepsico's Lay's brand has recently joined the growing flurry of Durian flavoured foods in China with the introduction of Durian Flavoured potato chips.

VTA potato harvest trials in The Netherlands confirm low yield expectations

By marja@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Oct 16, 2018.

Test trials by VTA in the Netherlands reveal an average yield of 47.088 kg per hectare, compared to 58,507 kg/ha in 2017. This means that the yield per hectare is 19.5% lower than the previous season...
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