August 23, 2010
It has been bred by Plant & Food Research and it has a smooth deep purple skin with purple and white flesh.
June 14, 2010
NZX-listed meat processor Affco is the target of a full takeover bid by its largest shareholder, Talley's Group, which has agreed to buy out the next-biggest investor, raising its stake to 76 per cent.Talley's, which owned 53 per cent has reached an ag...
June 01, 2010
Bluebird Light Plus Sea Salt Potato Chips (150g bags) displaying Best Before date 25 August 2010 should not be consumed due to the presence of undeclared allergens – milk, soy and gluten.   There have been no reports of illness, however any person conc...
January 14, 2010
A woman has been taken to hospital with respiratory problems following a large fire at McCain Foods' potato stores in Timaru this morning. Flames, reportedly 20m high, were seen rolling out of one of four empty potato storage sheds. Thick, black an...
December 16, 2009
Restaurant Brands lifted third quarter sales 4.7 per cent to $72.9 million, led by strong growth from its KFC operation.The current economic climate was still not adversely affecting overall positive sales growth, the company said today. The rise for t...
September 05, 2009
The full effect of tomato and potato psyllids, a plant disease that damages potato and tomato plants is beginning to be understood and the news is not good.Potato growers around Hawke’s Bay abandoned hectares of failed crops this year, not bothering t...
August 27, 2009
McCain Foods today announced the opening of a new cold-store facility built at a cost of NZ $6 million dollars in Hastings, New Zealand. The 1800 square metre cold store, which was designed to McCain Foods global standards, has the capacity to store u...
July 02, 2009
The search for New Zealand’s top chip shop kicks off this month, with registrations opening for shops wanting to take part in the ‘That’s Life! Best Chip Shop Competition 2009’. This year, competing shops can gain extra points in the Competition if at ...
June 29, 2009
Upgrades in technology and changes in contracts may see the axe fall on a number of workers at McCain Foods Ltd in Washdyke, Timaru.While management at the plant, or its Australian-based head office, were not able to be contacted yesterday, The Timaru ...
May 22, 2009
FSANZ says the majority of Australian adults are not exceeding its recommended maximum daily salt intake, following media reports that claim some Australians could be consuming 40g of salt a day – almost seven times the recommended max.Salt (sodium chl...
May 12, 2009
"We really don't know much about it. It is a very new pest here."Terry Olsen - Horticulture New Zealand's Potato Group chairman on the potato psyllid.The jury is still out on the impact the pest, the potato psyllid, will have on crop yields.T...
April 21, 2009
The humble spud is on a roll. After years of languishing behind the greens on the back of the dinner plate, it shouldered its way into the candlelight last year when the United Nations designated 2008 the year of the potato. Now, just a few months in...
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