News on Food Trends from New Zealand
Potatoes New Zealand meeting on the benefits of IPM: Big savings by reducing insecticide use.
May 04, 2023By adopting integrated pest management (IPM) practices growers are not on their own, Australian entomologist, Dr Paul Horne, told Pukekohe potato growers at a Potatoes New Zealand research update breakfast meeting in late March.
Potato processor McCain Foods sets decarbonisation milestone in Timaru plant (New Zealand)
December 02, 2022Timaru’s McCain vegetable processing factory in New Zealand is now producing french fries using a boiler system powered by woodchips instead of coal, seeking to minimise waste by 20 per cent.
McCain Foods (NZ) - Timaru is switching from coal to wood chips for its french fries
June 14, 2022A NZD 5.6 million (about USD 3.5 million) project to eliminate CO2 emissions and reduce demand for heating fuel at McCain’s Timaru factory will soon use woodchips to make their frozen french fries.
A Potato So Big Even Guinness World Records Doesn't Believe It
January 26, 2022Colin and Donna Craig-Brown found the questionably large potato growing in their yard in November 2021. They even named the potato Dug and submitted their surprisingly large find to Guinness World Records (via Food & Wine).
This 7.9 kg potato could be the largest in the world
November 08, 2021A New Zealand couple named Donna and Colin Craig-Brownla found a 25-pound potato by surprise buried in their backyard and ended up naming it Doug.
Level of dumping of frozen processed potato in New Zealand no threat to local industry, government report says
April 25, 2021In 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 launches Packhouse Academy, a comprehensive online learning resource
February 10, 2021TOMRA 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.
Potato Processor McCain NZ lowers greenhouse gas emissions through use of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology
September 25, 2020McCain 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, 2020While 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, 2020Potatoes 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.