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Cavendish Farms invests in more efficient centralized potato storage on Prince Edward Island

Cavendish Farms invests in more efficient centralized potato storage on Prince Edward Island

Canadian Potato Processing company Cavendish Farms is investing in two energy efficient potato storage facilities at its French Fry plant in New Annan, Prince Edward Island.

July 24, 2017
Canadian Potato Processing company Cavendish Farms is investing in major potato storage upgrades at its New Annan French Fry plant, Prince Edward Island.

The company is building two new potato stores, suitable to store 22,000 tons (48 million pounds) of potatoes.

Jubs Bristow, vice-president of agriculture at Cavendish Farms at the building site

Jubs Bristow, vice-president of agriculture at Cavendish Farms:

“I think this helps ensure the plants get better quality potatoes, especially through those long storage months of July, August, and September.”

“So this will help the french fry plants produce better quality products.”
Bristow said the buildings under construction are meant to replace six outdated ones, which are 50 to 60 years old and poorly insulated. They also don't have refrigeration and lack airflow.

Jubs Bristow:

“Currently we've been using numerous older style buildings in different locations through the central part of the Island, which are now just past their use date and just no longer efficient for the volume of potatoes we're wanting to store.”
The new potato storage facilities will use 35 per cent less fossil fuel than the ones they're replacing.
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Cavendish Farms french fry plant in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, Canada