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Bundaberg Sweet Potato Fries go Australia
October 21, 2020
A taste of Bundaberg will be served around the country as Sweet Potatoes Australia partners with Edgell to launch their new Sweet Potato Fries .
McCain Foods opens potato storage facility in Tasmania
October 07, 2020
A storage facility capable of storing 11,000 tonnes of potatoes has opened in Burnie, Tasmania. The facility, which can hold 9,000 tonnes in cold-storage long term as well as a further 2,000 tonnes in short term storage, is run by McCain.
McCain Foods' Timaru plant is reducing its energy usage environmental impact, now looking to electrification, by installing New Zealand-first technology.
September 25, 2020
McCain Foods Timaru potato processing plant is reducing its energy usage environmental impact, now looking to electrification, by installing Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology, a first in New Zealand.
In Tasmania, Australia, McCain Foods has completed the upgrade of its Smithton plant. Staff shows a box of beer battered french fries, that now can be produced on the new batterline and fryer.
August 23, 2020
In Tasmania, Australia, McCain Foods has completed the upgrade of its Smithton plant. The capital invest included an expansion on its retail production and the installation of a new fryer and batter applicator.
McCain Foods Australia - Ballarat plant invests big in solar
July 15, 2020
In the race to decarbonise the economy, industrial processing is a tough nut to crack given the amount of heat needed to process goods.
Potatoes NZ request Emergency Measures to ban EU imports
May 29, 2020
Potatoes New Zealand is asking the New Zealand government to give urgent consideration to imposing short-term measures limiting the importation into New Zealand of heavily discounted frozen potato chips to avoid a food security threat.
Rain decimates Tasmanian potato crop; processors fear European spuds will be dumped on Aussie market
May 18, 2020
Tasmanian potato growers, who produce the bulk of Australia’s French fries, are having a disastrous harvest. Months of wet weather is making it impossible to get onto paddocks in parts of the state.
World Potato Congress 2023 to be held in Adelaide, South Australia
October 27, 2019
Adelaide, South Australia has been named as the host city for the 2023 World Potato Congress (WPC), the first time this event has been held in Australia. The announcement was made during Potatoes South Australia’s Annual Industry Dinner and Auction.
Tasmanian McCain potato growers gain price increase
September 25, 2019
Los productores de papa de Tasmania que abastecen a McCain recibirán ahora un aumento de precios largamente esperado. El agricultor Beau Gooch dice que el aumento de 33 dólares por tonelada ayudaría a restablecer la rentabilidad.
Tasmanian McCain potato growers gain price increase
September 25, 2019
Los productores de papa de Tasmania que abastecen a McCain recibirán ahora un aumento de precios largamente esperado. El agricultor Beau Gooch dice que el aumento de 33 dólares por tonelada ayudaría a restablecer la rentabilidad.
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