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Potato News from Australia

Potato wholesaler penalised
One of Australia’s largest potato wholesalers, Mitolo Group, has been fined for entering into unfair contracts with growers.
Designing a better low-fat potato chip
Australian researchers have developed a technique to analyze potato chips’ physical characteristics from simulated first bite to swallow, which they say could be used to help formulate a tastier low-fat snack.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Potato Industry Western Australia looking for best way to grow export
In Western Australia, the potato industry is embarking on a major effort to develop export opportunities
Tong’s new MonstaFill high capacity filler ticks all the boxes for Tasmanian Seed Potato Processor
Tong Engineering has introduced a new twin-head box filler - the Monstafill. A seed potato processor in Tasmania is already using it to minimise labour and to almost triple throughput.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
Intersnack Group to acquire 40% of Universal Robina Oceania
Philippine-based food company Universal Robina (URC) has announced the divestiture of a 40% stake in its Oceania subsidiary, URC Oceania, to the German snack food manufacturer Intersnack.