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Nominations now open for British Potato Industry awards
Nominations for the coveted ‘British Potato Industry Award’ and ‘AHDB Above and Beyond Award’ are now open.
Cavendish Farms invests in more efficient centralized potato storage on Prince Edward Island
Canadian Potato Processing company Cavendish Farms is investing in major potato storage upgrades at its New Annan French Fry plant, Prince Edward Island.
Coaldale expansion takes Potato Processor McCain Foods' capacity investments over 1 billion
McCain Foods Limited has announced plans to expand its capacity at its plant in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada. This investment will bring additional production capacity to the french fry manufacturing facility, helping to meet continued strong demand for McCain products in the company’s domestic and international markets.
McCain Foods Scarborough Expansion plan approved
Plans to expand the McCain Foods (GB) potato processing factory in Eastfield (Scarborough) have been approved by planners last Thursday, clearing the way for the proposed £100m investment (USD 130 million).
Start construction potato processing plant in Tyumen region (Russia) reported
Russia's online construction journal Construction.RU has reported the start of the construction of a potato processing plant in the Tyumen region, presumably a french fry plant.
Simplot wants to sell food products from GM Potatoes in Australia and New Zealand
JR Simplot has applied at FSANZ for approval to export genetically modified potato products into Australia and New Zealand. Unclear is what type of products this is about, but unprocessed potatoes can not be imported.
Updated estimates NEPG: EU North-Western potato area has increased
The total consumption potato area in North-Western Europe, has been estimated at 578.821 ha, which is 4.6% more than last year and 8.3% more than the 5 years average, according to the NEPG.
Simplot invierte 100 millones de dólares para producir papas fritas en Argentina
La compañía, que es líder en EE.UU. y China, apuesta al mercado interno y también va a exportar a Chile, Uruguay y Brasil. El socio local es San Fili, que produce papas en la provincia de Mendoza.
Friday, June 30, 2017