Wyma: Moving from reactive to preventative maintenance
April 30, 2021
Investing in pack-house equipment usually means a notable cash outlay for any grower, packer, or processor. Making the effort to look after your equipment with regular care and maintenance will extend the life of your investment, saving you time and money.
Level of dumping of frozen processed potato in New Zealand no threat to local industry, government report says
April 25, 2021
In New Zealand, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released its Interim Report (Essential Facts and Conclusions) on the investigation into European dumping of frozen processed potato into the NZ market.
TOMRA Food sets new standards in grading accuracy with SmartGrade software on its Spectrim platform
March 02, 2021
TOMRA Food introduces SmartGrade on its Spectrim platform. The new system puts the packhouse in control of grading with such accuracy that it is able to pack fruit to maximize sales by matching the specific requirements of the individual customers.
TOMRA Food launches Packhouse Academy, a comprehensive online learning resource
February 10, 2021
TOMRA Food has launched the most comprehensive online learning resource for packhouse professionals in the fresh produce industry. Packhouse Academy, powered by TOMRA Academy, offers a wide range of videos, webinars, and training modules.
How to choose the right packaging equipment for your processing line
December 14, 2020
With so many weighing and packaging options available, it can be difficult to narrow down the right fit for your processing line. To help find the right equipment for your line, Manter has put together this short guide to help begin the selection process.
Potato Processor McCain NZ lowers greenhouse gas emissions through use of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology
September 25, 2020
McCain Foods Timaru potato processing plant is reducing its energy usage environmental impact, now looking to electrification, by installing Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology, a first in New Zealand.
Potatoes from plot to plate: how to grow the perfect spuds in your New Zealand backyard
September 17, 2020
While in the Northern hemisphere we are harvesting potatoes and getting ready for winter, this is not the case in the Southern hemisphere. This article offers tips on how to grow potatoes in your New Zealand backyard.
Potatoes NZ request Emergency Measures to ban EU imports
May 29, 2020
Potatoes New Zealand is asking the New Zealand government to give urgent consideration to imposing short-term measures limiting the importation into New Zealand of heavily discounted frozen potato chips to avoid a food security threat.
As COVID-19 decimates job numbers, NZ potato industry can't hire fast enough
April 01, 2020
Farmers are among New Zealand's essential workers, so farms and fields are remaining busy keeping food on Kiwis' plates. And despite panic-buying, there is no shortage. New Zealand could survive on potatoes alone.