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Potato News from Japan

Calbee recalls microwaveable potato chips days after launch for fire hazard
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.
Friday, February 22, 2019
KOIKE-YA Launches One-Hand Potato Chips Packet
Japanese snack food manufacturer KOIKE-YA has created one-of-a-kind packaging that lets you suck up potato chips without touching one.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Ishida designer wins Inventors Award for oval-shaped 18-head multihead weigher
Toshiharu Kageyama, a mechanical engineer with Ishida Research and Development in Japan, was awarded the 62nd Kyoto Inventors Award for his invention: the oval-shaped 18-head multihead weigher.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
In Japan, Koikeya finally offers a potato chip with LESS flavour: 'barefaced' potato chips
Ever wished you could get a little less flavor on your chip? Wish no more; now you can experience them (in Japan!) as nature intended, lightly fried in oil.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
McDonalds Japan added carbonara fries that are inspired by the classic pasta dish
McDonald’s Japan added 'carbonara' fries to their menu that are inspired by the classic pasta dish
Japan’s chicken nugget French fry instant ramen to satisfy all cravings
Japan's Cup Noodle maker Nissin continues to push the instant ramen envelope in delicious new ways. And now they have waded into PotatoPro territory.