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Penobscot McCrum plans new potato processing plant near Presque-Isle, Maine

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 24, 2019.

Penobscot McCrum is planning to build a new potato processing plant at the site of a long-closed potato factory in Washburn, Maine.

Potato crops left to rot in Western Australia amid flooded market and low prices

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 24, 2019.

Potato growers near Pemberton in Western Australia have been forced to leave more than a thousand tonnes of potatoes on the ground to rot because of oversupply and crippling low prices.

Pepsico India under pressure to drop its lawsuits for growing its potato variety without permission

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 24, 2019.

Leading farmers unions and rights advocacy groups have demanded that the PepsiCo immediately withdraw all legal suits it has slapped on many potato farmers in different districts of Gujarat.

Potatoes prevent food crisis in Ethiopia and restore 'dignity and hope'

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 24, 2019.

Irish potatoes have prevented another major humanitarian food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote parts of Ethiopia, according to aid organization Concern Worldwide.

Kraft-Heinz said to consider sale of Ore-Ida frozen potato business

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 24, 2019.

According to reporting by CNBC, Kraft Heinz is considering the sale of its Ore-Ida potato brand in order to pay down its debt

Potato acreage in North-western Europe to grow between 1 and 2 percent, NEPG estimates

By Ekaterina Carreras katiacarreras@gmail.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 24, 2019.

The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) have estimated that the upcoming area for consumption potatoes in 2019 will increase between 1 and 2 % towards almost 604.000 ha in the 5 main...

Hen of the Woods - a restaurant that turned into a snack food business

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 20, 2019.

Nick and Kimberly Marckwald wanted to open a restaurant. Then came the day in 2015 when they were selling a lot of potato chips and the restaurant was still stalled, and Nick told Kimberly he thought...

New type of zebra chip disease discovered in potato fields of Oregon

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 20, 2019.

ARS Researchers studied potato tubers from the Klamath Basin in Oregon infected with the causal bacteria of zebra chip disease. They confirmed the presence of the pathogen but did not identify the...

Custom-built seed potato grading facility gets B&C Farming ready for the future

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 16, 2019.

Tong Engineering designed and custom-built a seed potato grading facility for B&C Farming, based on the company's current and future requirements as specified by managing director Tony...

McCain Foods GB partners with e.fundamentals to help drive online sales

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 16, 2019.

McCain Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, has selected e-commerce analytics provider e.fundamentals to help drive sales of its products through retailers’ websites.

Kiremko employees visit the assembly of their largest drum dryers to produce potato flakes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 16, 2019.

Potato Processing Equipment manufacturer Kiremko has introduced a new programme to educate its staff, Kiremko Skills Lab

Birds Eye launches colourful mini rainbow potato waffles

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 16, 2019.

Birds Eye just announced a new potato side-dish called Mini Rainbow Waffles at retail chain Iceland in the United Kingdom.

Ballreich's potato chip company gets new owners

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 16, 2019.

Late last week, Ballreich Bros. Inc. announced that it had been sold to Ballreich Snack Food Company, a newer investor group formed by northwest Ohio business professionals who want to keep the...

FAO Food Price Index steady in March

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 16, 2019.

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) held steady in March 2019, averaging 167 points and still hovering around its highest value since August 2018.

Pepsico sues Gujarat potato farmers for growing its proprietary varieties without authorization

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 16, 2019.

PepsiCo has sued three potato farmers in Gujarat complaining that they have been illegally growing and selling a variety of potato exclusively registered to Pepsico for the use of producing its Lays...

OC Verhulst and Mooij Agro offer you full control over your agricultural crop with the VaccTek® Condenser Dryer

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 14, 2019.

OC Verhulst, since many years the manufacturer of air handling units of outstanding quality, found Mooij Agro as her partner to sell and support the VaccTek® Condenser Dryer; the all-in-one machine...

UK needs major overhaul of investments in weed management

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 11, 2019.

The UK’s approach to weed management investment needs to be overhauled, if the needs of industry are to be met. That was the conclusion of the first ever major cross-sector review of weed management,...

Terry Groff, Reading Bakery Systems, Awarded 2019 Circle of Honor during SNAXPO

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 11, 2019.

During SNAXPO19 in Orlando, SNAC International honoured Terry Groff, former President & CEO of Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) by inducting him into the Circle of Honor.

New Partnership Brings Major Agricultural Trade Show to Grand Falls, New Brunswick

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 09, 2019.

A New Brunswick-grown industry partnership will see Grand Falls host an all-new edition of the major farming trade show AgriExpo this summer.

New role Arjan Brouwer at Kiremko

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 04, 2019.

Arjan Brouwer is going to fulfill a new role within Kiremko as Area Sales Manager for France, Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Tolsma-Grisnich potato grading machine; you could tie a cow to it…

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 02, 2019.

A few years ago Grisnich only manufactured comprehensive grading lines for the processing industry, but for some time now the company has also been a supplier of smaller grading lines suitable for...

EarthFresh Farms Announces New Office, Potato Packing Plant and Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 02, 2019.

EarthFresh Farms announces their expansion into the Southeastern USA with an advanced technological packing plant and distribution center in Atlanta, GA.

Dewulf is fully prepared for a successful future

By marja@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Apr 02, 2019.

Dewulf, full-liner in agricultural machines for potatoes and carrots, receives a capital injection by family shareholders Hendrik Decramer and Thomas Decan, in collaboration with investor Jan...

Finalists SNAXPO 'SNAC Tank' competition announced

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 31, 2019.

Tuesday, April 2 in Orlando, FL, SNAC International's SNAXPO, the trade show for the snack industry, will feature the inaugural 'SNAC Tank', a pitch competition for innovative start-up...

Belgian potato processing industry processed over 5 million tonnes of potatoes in 2018

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 29, 2019.

The potato processing industry in Belgium registered record growth and processed over 5 million tonnes of potatoes in 2018. However, in 2019 the sector faces major challenges as a result of the poor...

Tolsma-Grisnich and Grimme Scandinavia start collaboration in Scandinavia to meet demand for complete potato projects

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 29, 2019.

Demand is increasing for complete projects for potatoes from planting through to storage and processing. To respond to that need Tolsma-Grisnich and Grimme Scandinavia have joined forces to become a...

Bill Gates: 'We should discuss soil as much as we talk about coal'

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 27, 2019.

In the latest addition to his blog (https://www.gatesnotes.com), Bill Gates highlights that in order to fight climate change, we need to look beyond decarbonizing the way we generate electricity. We...

Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 26, 2019.

Kenyan farmers are facing a shortage of certified seed potatoes following the rejection of 78 percent of the planting materials that had been imported last year.

Barbara Corcoran presents SNAC Tank pitch competition at SNAXPO

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 26, 2019.

Modeled after the popular TV show Shark Tank, 'SNAC Tank' will close out SNAXPO 2019, held March 31 to April 2 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. The competition...

Pressure continues on supply of PEI potatoes

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 26, 2019.

Supplies of potatoes from Canada’s Prince Edward Island province are very tight.

Second fire within a month at Beloit's Kettle Foods potato chip company

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 26, 2019.

For the second time in just over a month, a fire breaks out at Beloit's Kettle Foods potato chip company

Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP Adds White Cheddar Puffs and Sea Salt Air-Popped Popcorn to its Growing Snack Portfolio

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 26, 2019.

Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, a brand of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), is introducing two new snacks in the United States: Sea Salt Air-Popped Popcorn and White Cheddar Puffs.

New Building of Vibratory Technology specialist FoodeQ Engineering BV is taking shape

By Chester_5886 from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 26, 2019.

Food Processing Equipment manufacturer and vibratory technology specialist FoodeQ Engineering BV provides an update on the progress of their new building.

Rap Snacks Partners with Spencer’s to Launch Products In-Store

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 25, 2019.

Rap Snacks Partners with Spencer’s to Launch Products In-Store

Will added North American potato processing capacity lead to increased acreage?

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 25, 2019.

North American potato processors either have or will be bringing at least 1.3 billion pounds of new processing capacity online between October 2018 and December 2019. In Potato Country, Bruce...

Heat and Control introduces new roasting technology at SNAXPO

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 24, 2019.

Heat and Control advances its snack line capabilities with the introduction of a Rotary Dryer Roaster (RDR). It enables the company to offer end-to-end solutions for seasoned and coated nut snacks.

Potato brand Tasteful Selections inspires happiness with Small-Bite Campaign

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 19, 2019.

Potato brand Tasteful Selections inspires happiness with Small-Bite Campaign

FAO Food Price Index up in February 2019

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 19, 2019.

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 167.5 points in February 2019, up 2.7 points (1.7 percent) from January.

Key Technology Introduces New Sort-to-Grade® Capabilities for VERYX® Digital Sorters

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 19, 2019.

Manufacturer of optical sorters for the potato processing industry Key Technology Introduces New Sort-to-Grade® Capabilities for VERYX® Digital Sorters

Tong Engineering's Jacuzzi Pre-Soak tank with integrated destoner leaves no stone unturned

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 15, 2019.

Tong Engineering is introducing a newly designed jacuzzi pre-soak tank with integrated destoner, that offers processors three pre-washing processes in a single unit: destoning, pre-soak and floating...

Matthew Walters to lead tna's African operations

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 13, 2019.

Food processing and packaging solutions provider tna has appointed Matthew Walters as branch manager to head up its African operations.

Low potato yields result in a excellent financial performance for seed potato supplier HZPC

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 10, 2019.

Seed potato supplier HZPC Holland has established the expected prices it will pay to its growers and the organisation expects to pay its Dutch growers a record price of € 41,- per 100 kilo

Potato export from Egypt to Europe already at 200.000 tonnes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 07, 2019.

Egypt has succeeded in opening new markets for agricultural crops, including potatoes.

Potato export from Egypt to Europe already at 200.000 tonnes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 07, 2019.

Egypt has succeeded in opening new markets for agricultural crops, including potatoes.

Haith Group appoints Justin Krebs as new Operations Manager

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 06, 2019.

The Haith Group has announced that Justin Krebs joined the potato handling equipment manufacturer in the new position of Operations Manager.

New Branding Boulder Canyon Potato Chips Inspired by its Colorado Roots

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 06, 2019.

Drawing inspiration from the Flatiron Mountains, Boulder Canyon's new packaging for its kettle cooked potato chips celebrates the authentic 'Boulder' flavor difference borrowed from...

Cavendish Farms invests in potato breeding to deal with climate change

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 05, 2019.

Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato varieties that can thrive in dry growing conditions on Prince Edward Island, says the company’s president Robert Irving.

Odisha approves major potato project with the International Potato Center to achieve self-sufficiency

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 05, 2019.

The Odisha Government has decided to approve a major project with the International Potato Centre (CIP) focused on sustainable intensification of potato cultivation in order to achieve...

Odisha approves major potato project with the International Potato Center to achieve self-sufficiency

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 05, 2019.

The Odisha Government has decided to approve a major project with the International Potato Centre (CIP) focused on sustainable intensification of potato cultivation in order to achieve...

Lamb Weston's Hot2Home™ Fries win Gold at the Casual Dining Show

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 05, 2019.

Lamb Weston Hot2Home™ fries picked up a Gold Award at the Casual Dining Show’s Innovation Challenge.

McCain Foods to upgrade its Smithton French Fry Plant

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 05, 2019.

McCain Foods is to spend AUD 37 million (USD 26 million) to upgrade its french fry plant in Smithton, Tasmania (Australia).

McCain Foods to upgrade its Smithton French Fry Plant

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 05, 2019.

McCain Foods is to spend AUD 37 million (USD 26 million) to upgrade its french fry plant in Smithton, Tasmania (Australia).

Pepsico's 'chief innovator' Mehmood Khan retires; More leadership changes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 04, 2019.

Pepsico announced today a series of senior leadership changes. Furthermore, Rene Lammers is appointed as new Chief Science officer as Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer,...

The Nile Egyptian Co. for Foodstuff Industries awaits potato factory licenses

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 04, 2019.

The Nile Egyptian Co. for Foodstuff Ind is planning to invest worth EGP 10m (about USD 6 million) in a new factory to process potatoes next year.

Reading Bakery Systems Partners with Incomec-Cerex to offer Popped Snack Systems in the United States

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 03, 2019.

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), a leading manufacturer of baking and process systems, has announced it will partner with Incomec, a Belgium-based manufacturer of popping/puffing equipment, to supply...

Aviko launches Handmade, British Grown Potato Skins in the UK

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 03, 2019.

Potato processor Aviko has launched its latest product to the UK and Irish foodservice market, ¼ and ½ Potato Skins.

Ingredion acquires potato starch manufacturer Western Polymer

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 03, 2019.

Ingredient supplier Ingredion Incorporated has acquired the operations of Western Polymer, a company focused on the production of native and modified potato starches for food and industrial...

Lay's 'Turn-Up the Flavor': Music inspired Potato Chip Flavors

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Mar 02, 2019.

In partnership with artist Bebe Rexha, Frito-Lay launches three limited-time-only potato chip flavors inspired by Music

McCain Foods South Africa can't claim they are 'SA's NO.1 Chip'

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 28, 2019.

McCain Foods South Africa claims in this advert that it produces the country's 'number one' chip. However, the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) told them to remove the ads with...

Belgian potato supply chain commits to digital data platform WatchITgrow

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 28, 2019.

Three Belgian organisations, Boerenbond, Belgapom and VITO are teaming up to strengthen the future of the Belgian potato chain by jointly investing in the online data platform WatchITgrow.

Belarus looking to export potatoes to the European Union

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 27, 2019.

Belarus plans to get domestic potato producers certified for compliance with the EU requirements, according to Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the...

UK potato chips prices surge after heatwave-induced potato shortage

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 26, 2019.

Crisps fans in the United Kingdom might have noticed that their favourite snack has become a little more expensive in recent months.

Bangladesh intends to export large surplus of potatoes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 26, 2019.

Commerce Minister of Bangladesh, Tipu Munshi on Saturday said Bangladesh has a surplus production of potato after meeting domestic demand. Bangladesh intends to export the surplus.

AFFI: Frozen Food Aisle making a strong comeback

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 26, 2019.

A recent research report, the Power of Frozen by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) examines drivers for growth in retail frozen foods.

Indra Nooyi, former CEO of Pepsico, appointed to Amazon's board of directors

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 26, 2019.

Amazon said on Monday it named former PepsiCo Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi as a director of the company and appointed her to the audit committee of the board.

European interest in Avebe's potato protein

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 26, 2019.

A large delegation from the European Parliament paid a visit to Avebe's high-tech vegetable protein plant in Gasselternijveen.

Danish potato trader found guilty in illegal import of minitubers

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 26, 2019.

Breeders Trust, the organization that defends the Plant Breeders’ Rights of 10 leading European potato breeders, won a lawsuit earlier this month against the Danish potato export and trading company...

Peruvian farmers get help from Belgium to save traditional potato product from climate change

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 26, 2019.

Three Belgian organisations, ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS help a local Peruvian agricultural cooperative and university to optimize the semi-industrial production of their traditional tuntas - white...

Not enough support for European ban on potato sprout inhibitor Chlorpropham (CIPC)

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 25, 2019.

Last Friday, the European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, mostly referred to as ScoPAFF voted an a proposal to ban Chlorpropham (or CIPC), widely used in the potato industry as...

Snow shuts down Simplot's Portage La Prairie potato processing plant

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 22, 2019.

The build-up of snow and ice on the roof at Simplot's potato processing facility just west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba, Canada has led to a shutdown.

Calbee recalls microwaveable potato chips days after launch for fire hazard

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 22, 2019.

Just days after their launch, Japanese potato chip manufacturer Calbee recalled all bags of their new microwaveable potato chips, Renji de Poterich, over concerns that they may catch fire.

Rapidly expanding Finger Food manufacturer Frostkrone acquires Rite Stuff Foods

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 22, 2019.

European Frozen Finger Food manufacturer Frostkrone Group announced earlier this month it had completed the acquisition of the Idaho based company Rite Stuff Foods Inc., a manufacturer specialised in...

Potato company Wilcox Fresh welcomes Justin Reynolds as its new CEO

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 20, 2019.

Potato grower and packer Wilcox Fresh has appointed Justin Reynolds as the company’s new CEO.

Starch Europe disappointed with extension of anti-dumping duties on exports of EU potato Starch to China

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 20, 2019.

Starch Europe has issued a statement on the recent decision of the Chinese Minister of Commerce to extend the anti-dumping duties on exports of EU potato starch to China for another 5 years.

Chips manufacturer Fairfields Farm picks up 'Made in the UK' award

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 20, 2019.

Leading artisan crisp producer, Fairfields Farm, is celebrating the latest in a string of business awards as it walks away with the Made in Central and East of England Food & Drink Award.

Processing and Packaging Equipment manufacturer tna expands in the Middle East

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 19, 2019.

Food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna has expanded its services in the Middle East with the official opening of a new office and training facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Belgapom brings James Bint and Belgian Fries to Mexico, a growing export market

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 19, 2019.

As the export of frozen Belgian Fries to Mexico skyrockets, Belgapom took the ambassador of Belgian Fries - James Bint - on a recent economic mission to this growing export market

Rosenqvists Star Wheel Fryer for snack pellets: a classic, continuously updated

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 19, 2019.

Food processing equipment manufacturer Rosenqvists is constantly improving their unique finish-frying solution for pellet snacks, the Star Wheel Fryer.

Despite potato shortage in Kenya, Nyandarua County potato farmers hardly benefit

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 18, 2019.

An acute shortage of potatoes has hit Nyandarua County, a top producer of potatoes in Kenya and in fact, the entire country is suffering from a shortage.

Black Gold Farms appoints Kerwin Bradley as Chief Production Officer

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 18, 2019.

Black Gold Farms recently announced that Kerwin Bradley has joined the organization as the Chief Production Officer (CPO). As CPO, Kerwin will support all aspects of crop production and sit on the...

Potato cooperative Agrico inaugurates Quality Center

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 18, 2019.

Last Friday, potato cooperative Agrico celebrated the official opening of its new quality centre. The centre was built last year behind the company's head office in Emmeloord.

Largo Foods changes name to Tayto Snacks

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 16, 2019.

Largo Foods, a leading manufacturer of snack foods in Ireland, has taken the bold step of changing its name to Tayto Snacks, in a move designed to reflect the “strength, longevity and recognition” of...

De Aardappelhoeve introduces a convenience potato product targeting a younger generation

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 16, 2019.

The Belgian potato company De Aardappelhoeve has introduced a new convenience concept during last week's Fruit Logistica. The potato product is targeting a younger generation.

Kellogg Company may acquire a stake in Indian snack maker Haldiram's

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 15, 2019.

Kellogg's, the world's second-largest snack foods company, is exploring options to acquire a stake in India's snack manufacturer Haldiram's. This could be one of the biggest deals...

Mukunda Ranjit recognized as the scientist who saved the potato for Nepal

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 14, 2019.

In Nepal, Mukunda Ranjit is recognized by the Kantipur Foundation as Kantipur Icon 2018 in the category Science and Technology for his work to make potatoes virus-free, pioneering this initiative in...

Rap Snacks Potato Chips reveal four new Cardi B flavors

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 12, 2019.

Rap Snacks, the company that uses rappers to promote the brand’s different flavors, has now boosted its inventory by putting out four different flavors of Cardi B chips.

Netherlands to provide around 1 million Euros for potato impact cluster in Bangladesh

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 12, 2019.

The government of the Netherlands and Dutch businesses have inked an agreement to undertake a “potato impact cluster” project in Bangladesh.

Poor supply of potatoes in Madhya Pradesh increases production cost of chips

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 12, 2019.

Poor supply of potato in Madhya Pradesh in spot market and higher prices have escalated cost of production of chips manufacturers by over 10 per cent. The rise is likely to make packaged chips more...

KOIKE-YA Launches One-Hand 'drinkable' Potato Chips Packet

By marja@potatopro.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 12, 2019.

Japanese snack food manufacturer KOIKE-YA has created one-of-a-kind packaging that lets you suck up potato chips without touching one.

Dewulf unveils very first mounted 3-row belt potato planter at SIMA 2019

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 12, 2019.

Dewulf, a manufacturer of agricultural machines for the cultivation of potatoes and root crops, will present the mounted variant of the Structural 30 3-row potato planter for the first time at SIMA...

TOMRA CEO discusses TOMRA Food’s capabilities and future aspirations at Fruit Logistica

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 12, 2019.

Stefan Ranstrand, TOMRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, chose Fruit Logistica 2019 to give a speech on TOMRA Food’s exhibition stand about the company’s unique offering, values, and future...

FPS Food Process Solutions to Acquire Charlottetown Metal Products

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 11, 2019.

Food Processing Solutions (FPS) is in the process of acquiring majority control of the Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP), subject to local government approval. Both companies supply processing...

Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association elects new boards

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 11, 2019.

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) selects new boards.

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes voted product of the year 2019 in the United States

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 11, 2019.

Idahoan Foods, LLC announced today that its Idahoan® Family Size Mashed Potatoes has been named Product of the Year for 2019, receiving top honors for the Side Dish Category.

Is a second French Fry Plant coming to Caldwell, Idaho?

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 10, 2019.

McCain Foods USA is looking to buy a property for a 100,000 square feet facility in Caldwell, Idaho, for what we assume would be production plant for frozen french fries.

Restaurants in Kenya face acute shortage of potatoes

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 09, 2019.

Restaurants in Kenya are reeling from an acute shortage of Irish potatoes with the Agriculture ministry putting the supply gap at 1.7 million metric tonnes.

The FAO Food Price Index started the new year on firmer ground

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 09, 2019.

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 164.8 points in January 2019, up almost 3 points (1.8 percent) from December 2018 but still 3.7 points (2.2 percent) below the corresponding month last year.

Potato breeder Agrico highlights Quality at Fruit Logistica 2019

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 08, 2019.

Potato company Agrico was exhibiting at Fruit Logistica in Berlin from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 February 2019. During this leading international trade fair, Agrico, together with its subsidiaries,...

Florida potato harvest begins

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 07, 2019.

Florida's potato harvest has kicked off and growers are happy with conditions during the growing season thus far.

McDonald's plans to accelerate opening of new restaurants in Russia

By Paul@foodinnovationonline.com from PotatoPro News English. Published on Feb 07, 2019.

McDonald’s has announced plans to increase investment in Russia by 40 percent this year and accelerate the opening of new restaurants.
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