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Potato News from Japan

The 'best before' dates for Calbee Inc.'s bagged potato chip products will be extended by two months starting October.
Major Japanese snack-maker Calbee Inc. said Thursday that it will extend the 'best before' date for its potato chip products by two months.
Calbee is targeting Asian markets in its expansion plans, including China and India.
Japanese snack company Calbee is gearing up for a US marketing campaign for its best-selling Jagarico potato snack in an aggressive drive to increase overseas sales.
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