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Potato News from New York

David Just and Brian Wansink
Portions (8, 12 or 16 ounces) are given different labels – small, medium or large – at different restaurants. Research shows consumers use such labels to dictate how much food they think is a “normal” portion, and then adjust their intake accordingly.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
 Late blight (Phytophthora Infestans) on potato leaf
Home gardeners and commercial growers are alerted of the potential introduction of late blight this growing season, as it has been confirmed in Suffolk County.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today announced that the Department, in conjunction with USDA, is removing more than 300,000 acres from regulation for golden nematode. This announcement represents nearly a quarter of the to...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
 Herbert wet reception hopper for potato washing
A major export success for Herberts' includes the latest design pre-washing system for vegetables.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
A new USDA-funded consortium will provide nationwide tracking of late blight infections of potato and tomato.  A web site currently under development will allow users to report where late blight has been found, and to sign up for automatic notifications by email or text message when late blight is found nearby.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Breeders at Cornell University are helping to feed the US appetite for the crispy snacks
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
'Lay's local': find out who made your potato chips
This month, Frito-Lay kicks-off its largest ever marketing campaign called "Lay's Local" to celebrate the more than 40,000 Americans across the country who grow the potatoes we use to make Lay’s brand potato chips, who make the chips at Frito...
A new umami ingredient has been launched as a possible alternative to monosodium glutamate which could help food manufacturers reduce costs and salt content in their products.   UmamiPrime contains no glutamate and delivers "strong umami taste&quo...
Friday, July 18, 2008
New York City's trans fat ban takes full effect Tuesday. Here's what changed: Dunkin Donuts: Switched to blend of palm, soybean and cottonseed oil.Kentucky Fried Chicken: Ditched trans fats oil immediately, recently removed it from pot pie and biscuits...
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Brothers-All-Natural Introduces the First-Ever Naturally Fat-Free Potato Crisps
Brothers-All-Natural introduces Potato Crisps, the first all-natural, fat-free potato chip created using a revolutionary freeze-drying process with no added oils, preservatives or Olestra -- simply real sliced potatoes, fresh ingredients, and sea salt....
Friday, April 18, 2008