News On French Fries and Potato Specialties

MSU professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches. (Courtesy: MSU)
February 27, 2024

Michigan State University researchers further unravel the mechanism of cold induced sweetening in potatoes

Michigan State University professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches has discovered a key mechanism behind the darkening and potential health concerns associated with cold-stored potatoes. 
Filip Wallays and Hannelore Raes, the CEOs and owners of Agristo.
February 25, 2024

Fries giant Agristo plans fourth production line in Wielsbeke, Belgium

The Agristo factory in Wielsbeke will have a fourth production line. This must guarantee that the frozen potato giant in Belgium continues to grow.
Ecofrost Belgium Expands Operations in Peruwelz!
February 21, 2024

Ecofrost Belgium Expands French Fries production in Peruwelz!

In a move set to redefine the landscape of frozen food production, Ecofrost Belgium, operating under the banner of Côté C, has announced its investment strategy for Peruwelz, Belgium.
Simplot's Portage la Prairie Plant
February 13, 2024

Simplot Fertilizer and Potato Processing Plants Recognized for Energy Efficiency

A sustainable business. A healthy planet. A responsibility to all. Purposeful actions that benefit our world and the bottom line ensure successful operations at Simplot now and well into the future.
Iscon Balaji Foods' Sustainable Potato Farm Revolution: Transforming Lives, Securing Futures
February 12, 2024

Iscon Balaji Foods' Sustainable Potato Farm Revolution: Transforming Lives, Securing Futures

Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt Ltd's growing French fry production has caused a revolution in potato cultivation that has transformed the lives of over 8,000 farmers across India.
Potato Statistics NEPG countries (Excluding Seed and Starch potatoes)
February 06, 2024

Growing potatoes is never a smooth ride!

In season 2023, potato growers in North-western Europe were confronted with difficult weather conditions, a high disease pressure and rising costs.
New frying line to make Belgian fries even tastier
February 06, 2024

New pilot frying line to make Belgian fries even tastier

Nothing as Belgian as a tasty packet of fries. But sustainably producing fries requires a lot of knowledge, development and collaboration with companies and researchers.
Potato Expo 2024 Registration
January 25, 2024

Potato Expo 2024 Shines in Austin with 2320 Attendees, Paving the Way for Las Vegas Edition on Jan 14-15, 2025

In a dazzling display of innovation and collaboration, the Potato Expo 2024 concluded on Jan 11th, leaving 2320 attendees and 216 exhibitors with an announcement of Potato Expo 2025, Las Vegas.
McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report
January 24, 2024

McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report

The progress McCain Foods is making towards its sustainability commitments was announced with the release of the company's annual Global Sustainability Report, which includes results from the past Fiscal Year.
Quantum Leap in Capacity: Iscon Balaji Eyes Growing French Fries Demand
January 24, 2024

Quantum Leap in Capacity: Iscon Balaji Eyes Growing French Fries Demand

Buoyed by the growing demand of French Fries from consumers all over the world, food processor Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt Ltd from India has undertaken a quantum leap in capacity expansion.
Robbie Davis announced as Ambassador to the World Potato Congress
January 23, 2024

Robbie Davis announced as Ambassador to the World Potato Congress 2024 in Adelaide

Potatoes Australia Ltd. is pleased to officially declare Ms. Robbie Davis as the Ambassador for the highly anticipated World Potato Congress 2024
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2024 Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook
January 04, 2024

Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2024 Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) has announced its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2024 and updated its full year earnings targets for fiscal 2024.
Sustainable cooperation in Brabant's potato processing industry
December 27, 2023

Joint project by the potato processing industry in Brabant (the Netherlands) focused on sustainability

Agristo, Peka Kroef, Lamb Weston and Duynie have teamed up to create a groundbreaking partnership with a view to sustainability and ecological awareness.
Iscon Balaji Foods sets up French Fries factory in Sabarkantha, Gujarat
December 21, 2023

Iscon Balaji Foods sets up the largest French Fries factory in India

Food processing company Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt Ltd (IBF) has commissioned India’s biggest French Fries plant in Gujarat.
Largest-ever Dutch TecSource Potato Blancher being installed at Farm Frites Oudenhoorn
December 11, 2023

Dutch TecSource B.V. Installs its largest ever potato blanchers at Farm Frites Oudenhoorn!

Transport, hoisting, and installation of our largest blanchers to date! The two-stage DTS blanching line at Farm Frites Oudenhoorn includes a Short-high blancher with a diameter of 2.6 meters and a length of 7 meters.
McCain Foods Continues to Drive Innovation in Agriculture with Launch of Presia Ag Insights
November 30, 2023

McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices

McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production (Courtesy: Dewulf)
November 27, 2023

Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production

Due to abundant rainfall, a lot of potatoes in North-western Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France) have not yet been harvested. The lifting period was too short to get the potatoes to the stores in good conditions.
McCain Foods USA and Partners Awarded USD 6.9 Million in Federal Funds for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine
November 08, 2023

McCain Foods USA, Campbell's Awarded USD 6.9 Million for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine

McCain Foods USA was awarded USD 6.9 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

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