McCain Foods opens potato storage facility in Tasmania
October 07, 2020
A storage facility capable of storing 11,000 tonnes of potatoes has opened in Burnie, Tasmania. The facility, which can hold 9,000 tonnes in cold-storage long term as well as a further 2,000 tonnes in short term storage, is run by McCain.
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.
McCain Foods Smithton plant now capable of producing battered retail french fries
August 23, 2020
In Tasmania, Australia, McCain Foods has completed the upgrade of its Smithton plant. The capital invest included an expansion on its retail production and the installation of a new fryer and batter applicator.
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.
Rain decimates Tasmanian potato crop; processors fear European spuds will be dumped on Aussie market
May 18, 2020
Tasmanian potato growers, who produce the bulk of Australia’s French fries, are having a disastrous harvest. Months of wet weather is making it impossible to get onto paddocks in parts of the state.
World Potato Congress 2023 to be held in Adelaide, South Australia
October 27, 2019
Adelaide, South Australia has been named as the host city for the 2023 World Potato Congress (WPC), the first time this event has been held in Australia. The announcement was made during Potatoes South Australia’s Annual Industry Dinner and Auction.