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Potato News from Japan

 Calbee's purple jagabee potato snack
Calbee Japan recently launched a purple version of their popular Jagabee potato snack. The Jagabee snacks are a formed potato stick sold in a cup and designed to fit a car cup holder. With the dough for the snacks being made from US potatoes at a joint...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) wants to cut food imports that make up more than half of Japan's total supply, helping local farmers at the expense of growers in the U.S., under a ¥1 trillion policy. Japan, which gets about 60 percent of its wheat ...
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Pepsico Inc. is acquiring a stake in Calbee Foods Co., Japan’s biggest producer of potato chips and shrimp crackers, as part of a push to sell more snacks overseas.PepsiCo, the world’s biggest snack-food maker, said in a statement it will exchange its ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Adding low concentrations of vinegar to foods may enhance perception of saltiness and enable food manufacturers to cut salt content without affecting taste, according to new research from Japan. The World Health Organization recommends that per capita ...
Friday, May 29, 2009
 United States Potato Board
Zopf, a Japanese bakery which operates a retail bakery outlet, conducts internet bakery sales and supplies restaurants, recently launched a hamburger bun made with 25% US dehydrated standard potato flakes. The restaurant, “R-S”, along with others, is p...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
 Frito-Lay Japan caffeine snack
Frito-Lay Japan has decided that "Coffee Crisp" should be more than just a pretty name. Their new Caramel Macchiatto and Green Tea Latte flavor corn chips pack two cups of coffee's worth of caffeine into each bag.The so-called "caffeine ...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009