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Bangladesh intends to export surplus potatoes
Commerce Minister of Bangladesh, Tipu Munshi on Saturday said Bangladesh has a surplus production of potato after meeting domestic demand. Bangladesh intends to export the surplus.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
AFFI: Frozen Food Aisle making a strong comeback
A recent research report, the Power of Frozen by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) examines drivers for growth in retail frozen foods.
Amazon appointed the former CEO of Pepsi to its board
Amazon said on Monday it named former PepsiCo Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi as a director of the company and appointed her to the audit committee of the board.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
European interest in starch potato protein
A large delegation from the European Parliament paid a visit to Avebe's high-tech vegetable protein plant in Gasselternijveen.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Danish potato trader found guilty in illegal import of minitubers
Breeders Trust, the organization that defends the Plant Breeders’ Rights of 10 leading European potato breeders, won a lawsuit earlier this month against the Danish potato export and trading company Myco Seed A/S located in Give (Denmark).
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Peruvian farmers get help from Belgium to save traditional potato product from climate change
Three Belgian organisations, ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS help a local Peruvian agricultural cooperative and university to optimize the semi-industrial production of their traditional tuntas - white freeze-dried potatoes (Chuño)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Not enough support for European ban on potato sprout inhibitor Chlorpropham (CIPC)
Last Friday, the European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, mostly referred to as ScoPAFF voted an a proposal to ban Chlorpropham (or CIPC), widely used in the potato industry as sprout inhibitor during potato storage.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Snow shuts down Simplot's Portage La Prairie potato processing plant
The build-up of snow and ice on the roof at Simplot's potato processing facility just west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba, Canada has led to a shutdown.