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From chips to cheers: Montreal company makes gin from potato scraps
December 27, 2019
After tackling upcycled juice and beer, Loop has now launched a lime-and-ginger gin. The Quebec gin was launched in December, just ahead of the holiday season.
Japanese snack manufacturer Calbee to test proprietary EnWave REV™ dehydration technology
May 16, 2019
EnWave Corporation just announced it had signed Commercial License and Equipment Purchase Agreements with Calbee Inc., a leading Japan-based company engaged in the manufacturing and sales of snack confectionary, bakery food and cereal food.
Potato dehy manufacturer Idaho Pacific sold to Arlon Group
July 06, 2016
Novacap, a Canadian private equity firm, announced today that they have sold Idaho Pacific, a company specializing in dehydrated potato products to Arlon Group, a food and agriculture investment firm with a global network that supports investments across the entire food supply chain in the Americas.
Ron Offutt highlights the contribution of strong partnerships to his international success
February 11, 2016
Ron Offutt, founder and Chairman Emeritus of the R. D. Offutt Company, the United States’ largest producer of potatoes, spoke about his business success on the final day of Manitoba Potato Production Days in Brandon on January 28.
 McCain Smiles
May 10, 2012
With their soft, mashed potato insides and crispy exteriors stamped in the shape of a happy face, McCain Foods’ frozen Smiles are marketed as a fun-to-eat children’s snack. They’re not supposed to explode.
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April 29, 2012
The United States Potato Board’s (USPB) Vietnam Representatives partnered with the Washington Apple Commission and the US Meat Export Federation at the 2012 Saigon Professional Chef Guild (SPG) Annual Meeting.
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August 31, 2011
One of Prince Edward Island’s leading food processors will be able to enter new markets and create jobs with a new production line, says Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning, Allan Campbell. “Agrawest has provided potato producers with an impo...
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December 23, 2008
The quick response of the Hartland Fire Department limited the damage to the contents of a storage warehouse in Hartland, NB on Thursday morning. Just before 10:30 a.m., the fire department responded to a call of a structure fire along McLean Avenue in...
AgraWest now a Major Supplier to KFC
July 07, 2008
In the USA, KFC serves steaming hot mashed potato with their finger-lickin' good chicken. If you eat at KFC restaurants on the eastern seaboard of the USA, the mashed potato you are served originates in Prince Edward Island and is made by AgraWest Food.
Bulk potato storage for processing potatoes in the United Kingdom
March 05, 2008
The amount of reducing sugars in the potato are responsible for the colour formation of fried products. So if potatoes are too high in reducing sugars, they are not suitable for processing.
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