Heat and Control crispy coated french fry system
July 25, 2013
Over 35,000 finished pounds/hour (16 tons/hour) of crispy batter-coated french fries will be produced for fast-food lovers using Heat and Control’s latest batter applicator and multi-zone fryer system.
 Keith Belling
February 21, 2013
Keith Belling quit his job as a corporate lawyer at age 27 and spent the next 15 years running a series of businesses, including a restaurant chain and a website for small businesses. In 2005, he set out to create a new snack with one of his former em...
 Sprout inhibitor research WSU
February 11, 2013
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SmartBlock®, a novel potato sprout inhibitor.
Cool Oil for Hot Profit
December 23, 2011
How much profit would one more hour of production give you? An Oil Cooler Module from Heat and Control, Inc. provides the answer by cutting up to an hour off the wait between production and sanitation for most any fryer.
Potato chips marketing exposed
December 01, 2011
I just came across a very interesting piece of research, that was also very nicely described in a blog post by one of the authors. A must read for marketers of potato chips - especially if you want to sell your chips expensive...
Major late blight research project funded by the USDA
April 06, 2011
Given that world potato production is about 320 million tons per year (20 million tons per year in the United States) and world tomato production is about 120 million tons per year (13 million tons per year in the U.S.), late blight is a major problem worldwide even today.
 Center for Science in the Public Interest
December 15, 2010
A mother of two says that McDonald’s uses toys as bait to induce her kids to clamor to go to McDonald’s and to develop a preference for nutritionally poor Happy Meals. With the help of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, today the mom, Monet Parham, is filing a class action lawsuit aimed at stopping McDonald’s use of toys to market directly to young children.
July 21, 2010
Diamond Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq:DMND) today announced that each of its snack brands, Emerald, Pop Secret and Kettle, achieved record sales and market share milestones in the U.S. Grocery Channel for the period ending July 10th according to AC Nielsen. In S...
June 17, 2010
American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) and its subsidiary Amvac Chemical Corporation today announced plans to introduce a new crop protection product that inhibits the growth of sprouts on potatoes.
Basic American Foods buys Hungry Jack retail potato Business from J.M. Smuckers
March 16, 2010
The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) and Basic American Foods today announced the sale of and a licensing agreement for Hungry Jack(R) brand potato products that will allow Basic American Foods to expand its retail presence in the potato business. The...
 Corazonas existing line of heart healthy tortilla chips
January 03, 2008
Corazonas Foods Inc., creators of great-tasting, heart-healthy snack foods, transforms the all-American classic potato chip into a heart-healthy culinary delight with the launch of Corazonas Heart-Healthy Potato Chips. Patented technology infusing pla...
UK's Tesco opens long-awaited first U.S. store
November 05, 2007
The world's third-largest retailer, has begun its long-awaited launch in the United States, opening its first store near Los Angeles. Britain's most successful retailer opened its Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market in the small city of Hemet late last week.