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Potato News from Washington

McDonald's accepts additional potato varieties for its fries
In September, McDonald's approved two relatively new potato varieties for the production of their french Fries. They only allow seven varieties now, four of which were developed by the Tri-State Program
Key Technology launches a new mobile-friendly website in German
Key Technology announces the launch of its new mobile-friendly website in German to support its many German-speaking customers.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Potato marketing board deregulation law passed by Parliament Western Australia
Western Australia's Parliament has cleared the way for full deregulation of the state's potato industry, passing legislation to abolish the controversial Potato Marketing Corporation (PMC).
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Lay's surprises Seattle with Brazilian Carnival to bring the Brazilian Picanha flavor to life
As part of the Lay's 'Passport to Flavor' program, onlookers at the Amazon Treasure Truck in Occidental Square in Seattle, Washington were surprised by an over-the-top cultural experience.
A closer look at Lamb Weston's new Innovation Center
Earlier this year, Lamb Weston's opened its new Innovation Center in Richland, with co-creation spaces, fully functioning kitchens and a pilot line. The interior was designed by Lamb Westons design agency, Williams Murray Hamm brand agency (WMH), also responsible for Lamb Weston's new global branding
Volm Companies - a solutions provider for potato packaging - break ground for a new manufacturing and distribution facility
Volm Companies held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 10 for their new manufacturing and distribution facility in Pasco, Washington.
Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorters
Key Technology introduces its VERYX® belt-fed digital sorters. Like the chute-fed VERYX sorters introduced in 2015, the new belt-fed VERYX sorters set new standards of performance.
New Potato Virus Y strains very difficult to detect with the naked eye
Several newly evolved strains of the disease known as potato virus Y, or PVY, can render potatoes unmarketable and reduce crop yield. What’s worse is the new viruses are particularly difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Washington Potato Company fined $213,160 for repeating workplace safety violations
Repeated serious safety violations have resulted in a serious workplace injury and in a large fine for the Washington Potato Company, a potato processing company in Warden, Washington.
Lamb Weston to add new french fry line to its Richland, WA potato processing facilities
ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced yesterday that its Lamb Weston business will expand operations at its facility in Richland, Washington, with the addition of a new french fry processing line.