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Milestone Machine Leaves Grimme Uk’s New Market Weighton Depot

Milestone Machine Leaves Grimme UK’s recently opened Market Weighton Depot

April 08, 2021
While an official opening might not be possible, the team at GRIMME UK’s new £3m depot have still found a way to celebrate - supplying the 2000th GRIMME de-stoner to one of the country’s leading vegetable growers.
Jason Gerrie, General Manager of Wyma Europe and Wyma UK

Continued development, innovation and customer success crucial for Wyma in Europe and UK

April 08, 2021
The fresh vegetable industry in Europe and the United Kingdom is undergoing rapid and exciting change at present says Jason Gerrie, General Manager of Wyma Europe and Wyma UK.
AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

April 02, 2021
Tim, currently Chief Operating Officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), will take up his position at the Stoneleigh-based levy board on 31 August 2021, replacing Jane King. During the intervening period, the interim AHDB CEO will be Ken Boyns, AHDB Chief Finance, and Operations Officer.
McCain UK brings restaurant Fries home with Flavour Maker Seasoned Fries

McCain UK brings restaurant Fries home with Flavour Maker Seasoned Fries

March 31, 2021
McCain Foods’ new Flavour Maker retail line in the United Kingdom features three offerings launched 'in response to the popularity of flavored fries in restaurants and the casual dining sector.'
Storing potatoes long-term: ambient (outside air) vs refrigeration

Storing potatoes long-term: ambient (outside air) vs refrigeration

March 31, 2021
Storing potatoes long-term is challenging, especially so if you rely on ambient ventilation. In the UK it is seldom possible to hold crops at optimum temperature in ambient stores beyond early May. Can refrigeration help?
Voting Report on AHDB Potato ballot is with Ministers

Voting Report on AHDB Potato ballot is with Ministers. A majority voted against continuation of a levy.

March 27, 2021
A ballot to decide the future of the AHDB Potato levy has concluded and the voting report has been passed to Ministers for a decision on what happens next.
Green Headlands around potato fields boost soil health and fertility

Green Headlands around potato fields boost soil health and fertility

March 23, 2021
Planting a Green Headland on uncropped areas around potato and field vegetable crops can capture nutrients worth £200/ha over the growing season.
AHDB January trade round-up: Potatoes

AHDB: UK Processed Potato Exports in January at a historic low

March 20, 2021
As the first month of import and export data of potatoes and potato products after Brexit is in, the AHDB takes a closer look at the data and what they could mean. Across all potato product categories recorded, UK imports and exports have fallen from December with figures at the lowest reported this marketing season.
Kent Crisps comments on their newest flavour partnership

Kent Crisps announces a new local flavour partnership

March 19, 2021
UK Potato chips manufacturer Kent Crisps is staying true to their signature approach of working with Kent producers to create classic flavours with a local twist: their latest flavour - Lamb and Rosemary - is made using grass fed Romney lamb from Kent Shepherd.
Street Food Party with the Perfect Indulgent Partnership – German Sausage and British chips!

Fish and Chips? Lamb Weston suggests Sausage and Chips for the next Street Food Party!

March 18, 2021
Lamb Weston teams up with The Sausage Man to inspire operators with innovative, celebratory dishes for the coming summer months. And Chef Philli Armitage-Mattin has joined the two companies to help kick-off the collaboration in style!
Scottish Government working group presents plan to combat Potato Cyst Nematodes

Scottish Government working group presents plan to combat Potato Cyst Nematodes

March 12, 2021
New research to tackle the growing scourge of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) has been identified by a specialist Scottish Government working group.
Tesco to sell unwashed potatoes in order to reduce foods waste

Tesco to sell unwashed potatoes in order to reduce food waste

March 11, 2021
A move to cut down on food waste by selling unwashed potatoes – and in doing so potentially double their shelf-life - is being launched by Tesco.

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