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Delicious and healthy: discover top 10 snacks getting traction

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Apr 14, 2024.

Who said snacks can’t be tasty and healthy at the same time? Usually, we associate snacks with unhealthy foods full of empty calories. However, the good news is that there are numerous options for delicious snacks that not only satisfy our cravings but also offer nutritional benefits.

Interpack advisory board confirms Markus Rustler as President

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Apr 13, 2024.

At the constituent meeting of the Advisory Board of interpack, the world's leading trade fair for processing & packaging, the Chairman and his two deputies were confirmed in their positions.

AVR celebrates 175th birthday with limited edition Puma 4.0 Potato harvester

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Apr 13, 2024.

In short, a family business that developed from a producer of hand tools into a manufacturer of high-tech machines for every stage of the potato growing process. A history of transformation and specialisation.

FAM STUMABO has launched two heavy-duty dicers at Anuga FoodTec 2024

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Apr 11, 2024.

FAM STUMABO, a developer in the food industry specializing in industrial cutting machines and precision knives, unveiled two heavy-duty dicers at Anuga FoodTec 2024.

Earth is currently in the midst of a remarkable 10-month stretch of temperature records

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Apr 10, 2024.

The world just experienced its warmest March on record, capping a 10-month streak in which every month set a new temperature record, the European Union's climate change monitoring service said on Tuesday.

FPS Food Process Solutions and partners show potato processing innovation at Food Northwest Expo

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Apr 10, 2024.

FPS Food Process Solutions, a leading provider of turn-key freezing and chilling solutions, showcased its innovative technologies at the Food Northwest Process and Packaging Expo in Portland, Oregon, took place April 10-11.

TOMRA Food inaugurates new center in Valencia, main HUB for Southern Europe and North Africa

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Apr 10, 2024.

TOMRA Food is a world leader in optical sorting, grading and peeling solutions. Its main markets are the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Australia and China.

1,4GROUP Shifts Manufacturing of sprout inhibitor CIPC to the United States ensuring availability in North America

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

In a significant move, 1,4GROUP has shifted the manufacturing of its sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC) to the United States, marking a transition away from its previous manufacturing base overseas.

Vultus: IFFCO Kisan sets new record of requests on the analysis platform

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

Vultus AB (publ) has announced a new platform record with 21,000 fields analysed in one day.

Potatoes as Factory for proteins: PoLoPo Unveils SuperAA Platform

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

PoLoPo, a molecular farming pioneer, has announced its SuperAA platform, the first step to producing proteins in common plant crops. Currently potatoes are grown at greenhouse scale to produce the potato protein patatin as well as the egg protein (!) ovalbumin.

Innovative Palletizing Efficiency: Scott's Hybrid Solution Unveiled

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

Palletizing, the process of stacking products on a pallet for transport and storage, is a critical aspect of manufacturing and distribution. The efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of the palletizing system can significantly impact operational productivity.

Jeroen Bakker and Engel Louwes: looking for Innovative strategies for Potato Farming in India

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

One of them is in the middle of his career. The other is already retired. Both are embarking on a new adventure. In a country that is a feast for the eyes, but where they are even more impressed by the openness of the people.

Merger of Food Processing Equipment manufacturers: JBT Corporation to acquire Marel Shares

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

JBT and Marel hf. have executed a definitive transaction agreement related to JBT’s previously announced intention to make a voluntary takeover offer for all the issued and outstanding shares of Marel.

After seven months of decline, FAO Food Price Index ticks up in March, mostly driven by higher world vegetable oil prices

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Apr 05, 2024.

The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) stood at 118.3 points in March 2024, up 1.3 points (1.1 percent) from its revised February level, as increases in the price indices for vegetable oils, dairy products and meat slightly more than offset decreases in those for sugar and cereals.

Givaudan, MISTA, and Bühler celebrate opening of new extrusion hub at MISTA in San Francisco

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

Givaudan, the global leader in Taste & Wellbeing, MISTA, the world’s leading food innovation platform, and Bühler, a global technology partner for the food, feed, and mobility industries, announce the opening of a state-of-the-art extrusion hub at the MISTA Innovation Center in San Francisco. 

Import Tolerance for 1,4SIGHT® Secured in Japan, Boosting Global Potato Trade

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

In a significant stride towards facilitating global potato trade, 1,4GROUP and DormFresh has announced the attainment of Import Tolerance for the sprout inhibitor 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4-DMN) in Japan.

Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2024 Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook

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

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2024 and updated its full year earnings targets for fiscal 2024.

Learn about your soil with the Free Smartphone App 'Slakes' to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability

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

On World Soil Day, December 5, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) released a free phone application, Slakes, to empower and engage citizens around the world to measure aggregate stability.

Reading Bakery Systems Promotes Kevin Bowes to Director of Engineering

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

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of baked snack production systems, has announced the promotion of Kevin Bowes to Director of Engineering.

VAVI is joining as one of the organizers of the Potato Demonstration Day

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

As of 2024, the Association for the Potato Processing Industry (VAVI) is joining the organization of Potato Demonstration Day (Aardappeldemodag).

Celebrating One Year of Growth and Innovation: The Journey of Patatas Meléndez S.L.

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

Spanish potato company Patatas Meléndez S.L. celebrates one year since the inauguration of its new factory. A milestone that not only represents growth and progress, but is also filled with effort, dedication, and, above all, a lot of learning.

Equipment Manufacturer Kanchan Metals Lays Foundation Stone for New Plant Near New Delhi

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

Kanchan Metals, a company importing and manufacturing food processing equipment in India, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Recently, the company laid the foundation stone for a new plant near New Delhi.

Belfertil and Belgapom promote the sustainable fertilization of potatoes with a new website for growers

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Mar 31, 2024.

BELFertil and Belgapom collaborate to offer growers, crop supervisors, and advisors a new website dedicated to sustainable fertilization practices for potatoes.

The legacy of Frank Tiegs, a Northwest Ag titan who recently died at 66

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Mar 31, 2024.

In the heartland of the Columbia Basin, amidst the sprawling landscape of Ice Harbor Hilltop Farm, Keith Tiegs, eldest son of the late business tycoon Frank Tiegs, navigates his way through the vast expanse in his white Chevy Silverado pickup.

Shandong Star Company's Potato Agricultural Machinery Stole the Show at AgriTek/FarmTek Exhibition

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Mar 31, 2024.

From March 12 to 15, 2024, Shandong Star Company participated in the AgriTek/FarmTek exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan, together with Kazakhstani dealers.

Pomuni CEO Ben Muyshondt Sees the Market for Frozen Products to Grow in Next 3 to 4 Year

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Mar 30, 2024.

With innovation, resilience, and a commitment to sustainability as its guiding principles, Pomuni is poised to continue its ascent, leaving an indelible mark on the agricultural landscape of Belgium and beyond.

Vultus introduces new service for more effective disease control in potato crops

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

Vultus AB launches a new service together with AR Tarim, part of Agrico and Europlant, for earlier detection of diseases in potato crops.

SNAC International Announces SNAC Tank Finalists and Judges

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

On Tuesday, April 14, five finalists will compete in the third biennial “SNAC Tank,” a pitch competition for emerging snack brands at SNX 2024 in Dallas, Texas.

Rebranding the FPSA: Food Production Solutions Association

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

FPSA - formerly known as Food Processing Suppliers Association - has rebranded as the Food Production Solutions Association, emphasizing innovation and collaboration to enhance food production efficiency and safety.

Don't Miss Out: Extended Deadline for Abstract Submissions to 12th World Potato Congress!

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

Great news for those who are yet to register and/or submit their abstracts.
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