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Potato News from Ontario

EarthFresh Farms Announces New Office,  Potato Packing Plant and Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia
EarthFresh Farms announces their expansion into the Southeastern USA with an advanced technological packing plant and distribution center in Atlanta, GA.
McCain Foods Limited appoints new President of Canadian division
McCain Foods announces the appointment of Danielle Barran to country president, McCain Foods (Canada).
Beatties distillers launches the first Canadian potato gin
Beattie’s Distillers has added a potato-based gin to their spirits lineup with the launch of Farm Crafted Potato Gin on Friday June 22, 2018.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
McCain Foods Limited makes strategic investment in Vertical Farming
McCain Foods Limited has completed a strategic investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, an innovative Canadian agricultural technology company that has developed proprietary indoor vertical farming technology to grow fresh and nutritious leafy greens.
Canada's largest full‐service restaurant company Cara to add 'The Keg' to its brands
Canada's largest full‐service restaurant company Cara is to merge with Keg Restaurants Ltd. The addition of 106 The Keg restaurants will provide Cara with a network of 1,365 restaurants.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
McCain Foods appoints Mr. José Boisjoli to its Board of Directors
McCain Foods Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. José Boisjoli to its Board of Directors, by its parent company, McCain Foods Group Inc.
Hot weather in Eastern Canada slows down the potato harvest
The hot late September weather in large parts of Eastern Canada is putting some potato farmers in a difficult position.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Innate® Second Generation Potato Receives Approval in Canada
Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have completed the food, feed, and environmental safety assessments of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes. The authorizations enable the potatoes to be imported, planted, and sold in Canada.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
McCain Foods appoints Max Koeune as President and CEO as Dirk Van de Put leaves for Mondelēz International
McCain Foods Limited’s Board of Directors has appointed Max Koeune to the role of President and CEO effective November 1st, 2017. He will succeed Dirk Van de Put who is leaving after seven years to become CEO of Mondelēz International.
Heavy rain damages potato crop in Ontario, Canada
After a month of good growing conditions and positive reports amid sporadic news on disease potential, word from one of Ontario’s potato-growing regions is that roughly 1,000 acres of potatoes have been lost due to flooding.