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Potato News from Washington

Key Technology Introduces High Capacity VERYX® B210 Digital Sorter
Key Technology introduces the highest capacity digital sorter in the food processing industry – the new VERYX® B210.
Washington Potato Company fined $100,000 for employment status discrimination
A potato processing company in Pasco, Washington has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a Department of Justice investigation into whether it discriminated against immigrants when it ordered workers to verify their employment authorization in violation of federal law.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Lamb Weston Opens Expanded Potato Processing Plant in Richland, Washington
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. joined with community and civic leaders today to celebrate the completed expansion of its operations in Richland, Washington.
Key Technology Introduces New Enhancements to its Vibratory Conveyors
Key Technology introduces new features that enhance their vibratory conveyors – Iso-Flo®, Impulse®, Horizon™ and Marathon – for food processing and packaging lines.
Amazon and Whole Foods Market announce immediate changes as acquisition closes this Monday
Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced that Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market will close on Monday August 28, 2017 and a number of changes will be implemented right away.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Packaging and Equipment Supplier Volm Opens New Pasco Facility
Volm Companies, Inc., an industry leader in providing the highest quality packaging and equipment solutions to the fresh produce industry, has opened their new 90,000 square foot facility located in Pasco, Washington.
Washington Potato Industry Votes To Continue Marketing Order
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that potato producers in Washington voted to continue their federal marketing order program.
Key Technology Introduces New VERYX® C70 Digital Sorter
Key Technology expands its VERYX® family of digital sorters with the addition of the new VERYX C70. This small chute-fed sorter is ideal for low- to mid-capacity production lines.
West Australian Potato Growers want you to eat potatoes EVERY day...
West Australian potato growers want their potatoes back on dinner plates every day to help ease a massive glut. The advertising campaign - named Todatoes - began Saturday night with the start of a prime-time television advertising campaign.
Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt.