To demonstrate the capabilities of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) systems in french fry production, Elea cut and fried a record length potato strip in a demo during its recent Elea PEF Advantage Days at their headquarters in Quakenbrueck, Germany.
Earlier this week, Potato Processor McCain Foods (Canada) announced the company will invest CAD 80 million towards the creation of a new Formed Potato Specialty production line to expand its existing french fry plant in Grand Falls, NB.
Potato processing plants in Manitoba and Alberta may not run at full capacity this winter. About 20,000 acres of potatoes were in the ground in Manitoba as of the middle of October, and growers needed two weeks of favourable weather to harvest the crop.
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.
Gardemoen, Norway: A new state-of-the-art processing line for classic and coated French
Fries, with inauguration in mid-2020, is planned by Ferskvarehuset AS in Norway. Design
and equipment will be sourced from Rosenqvists Food Technologies.