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Potato News from British Columbia

Japanese snack manufacturer Calbee to test proprietary EnWave REV™ dehydration technology
EnWave Corporation just announced it had signed Commercial License and Equipment Purchase Agreements with Calbee Inc., a leading Japan-based company engaged in the manufacturing and sales of snack confectionary, bakery food and cereal food.
FPS Food Process Solutions to Acquire Charlottetown Metal Products
Food Processing Solutions (FPS) is in the process of acquiring majority control of the Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP), subject to local government approval. Both companies supply processing equipment to the potato processing industry.
Hippie Snacks Launches Cauliflower Crisps and Avocado Crisps in different flavours
Hippie Snacks, a Canadian company specializing in premium plant-based foods, has added two new products to its lineup: Cauliflower Crisps (in Original and Classic Ranch flavors) and Avocado Crisps (in the flavours Guacamole and Sea Salt).
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Research into sustainable management practices to increase fertilizer efficiency receives support from the Canadian Government
The government of Canada last week announced a $1.8 million investment in a research project at the University of British Columbia that includes the development of beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in potatoes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Orkla Food Ingredients signs licence agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp. for Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast Technology
Orkla Food Ingredients, a subsidiary of Orkla ASA (OSE:ORK) has signed a license agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp. to exclusively produce and sell Renaissance acrylamide-reducing yeast to food manufacturers in the European Nordic and Baltic markets, starting in Q3 2017.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Hardbite “18 Carrot Gold” Carrot Chip and award
Building on the successful market launch of Hardbite “18 Carrot Gold” Carrot Chip, Naturally Homegrown Foods Ltd. proudly announced the product was named the 2016 Most Innovative New Product Award – Salty Snack by the National Confectioners Association at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.
Harvest of Warba potatoes in British Columbia signifies the beginning of summer
BC Fresh started harvesting its Warba Potatoes early this year. It is the earliest harvest that most people can remember.
Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast achieves GRAS-status
Renaissance BioScience Corp. has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has “no questions” in regards to Renaissance’s Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notice for its non-GMO, acrylamide-reducing (AR) baker’s yeast strain (GRAS Notice No. GRN 000604).
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Farmer's Keepers potatoes a take on delicious imperfection
BCfresh, a British Columbia-based provider of locally-grown vegetables, announced the introduction of Farmer’s Keepers™ Potatoes. Farmer’s Keepers™ Potatoes come in a variety of non-uniform shapes and sizes with minor blemishes or minor mechanical damage.
Special Bakers Yeast shows potential to reduce acrylamide in potato products
Renaissance Ingredients Inc. shows the results of its in-house, laboratory-scale analysis of the efficacy of its non-GMO acrylamide-reducing baker’s yeast for applications in the potato industry.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015