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Global Food Prices continue to increase in June
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 175.2 points in June 2017, up 2.5 points (1.4 percent) from May and 11 points (7 percent) above its level a year earlier. June marked the second successive month of increase in the value of the FFPI
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Lay's names 10 semifinalists in 'Do-Us-A-Flavor the Pitch'. Who will get to the next round?
Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito Lay division, today announced it has narrowed its 'Do Us a Flavor' contest submissions to 10 semifinalist flavors. Check back for the Three finalists on July 18!
Japan's potato supply is recovering as production returns to normal
Japan's potato supply is rebounding -- with wholesale and retail prices falling -- thanks to solid shipments from secondary producing regions starting in the spring.
Today's Google Doodle celebrates Potato Processing Pioneer Eva Ekeblad
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the Swedish Potato Processing Pioneer Eva Ekeblad (1724-86) on the 293rd anniversary of her birth.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Chef RJ Harvey Joins Potatoes USA as Global Foodservice Marketing Manager
Chef RJ Harvey has joined Potatoes USA as the Global Foodservice Marketing Manager.
McCain Foods Scarborough Expansion plan approved
Plans to expand the McCain Foods (GB) potato processing factory in Eastfield (Scarborough) have been approved by planners last Thursday, clearing the way for the proposed £100m investment (USD 130 million).
Start construction potato processing plant in Tyumen region (Russia) reported
Russia's online construction journal Construction.RU has reported the start of the construction of a potato processing plant in the Tyumen region, presumably a french fry plant.
Boise Researchers plan to develop an 'extremely low cost' sensor to detect rot in potato storage
Research of Boise State University plan to develop a wireless sensor network that would be able to detect temperature, humidity levels, carbon dioxide and ammonia levels in real time, to help with early detection of rot in stored potatoes.