News On French Fries and Potato Specialties from Australia
TOMRA Provided sorting solution to Simplot Australia
March 04, 2023Simplot was looking for a full turnkey solution for their french fries line in Tasmania. TOMRA Food was able to provide sorting solutions that could be implemented while keeping some of their existing equipment.
Australian potato shortage now impacting potato chips as well as frozen fries
January 17, 2023Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has confirmed a major potato shortage has caused the price of potato-based snacks to soar – resulting in 'insane prices' for a single bag of chips.
Australian supermarket Coles introduces purchase limit on frozen potato chips (French Fries) due to shortage
December 20, 2022Australian supermarket Coles introduces purchase limit on frozen potato chips (French Fries) due to shortage
Ballarat potato growers ask McCain Foods for 78 percent price increase
August 11, 2022Potato farmers in the Ballarat region are demanding a pay rise for their produce, claiming McCain Foods does not pay a fair price for the popular mealtime vegetable. Last season McCain Foods paid growers an average of AUD 0.33 (about USD 0.23)
Tasmanian potato growers start ditching spuds after stalemate on price negotiations with potato processors
August 06, 2022Potato processor Simplot Australia has refused to budge on its second price offer to Tasmanian farmers for their potato crop this season. Farmers met on Wednesday night to discuss the impasse with the company.
Simplot and Potato farmers of Tasmania in standoff over rising prices
July 18, 2022Farmers have rejected a second price offer made by food manufacturer Simplot for their potato crop this season.
Simplot Australia announces USD 70 million investment in vegetable processing in New South Wales, Australia
July 11, 2022Simplot Australia has announced an AUD 65 million (about USD 44 million) upgrade to its Bathurst manufacturing facility and acquisiton of farming land in the Central West region of New South Wales valued at AUD 40 million.
McCain Foods Tasmania installs Pulsemaster PEF-tech innovation, reduces water use by more than 100,000 litres per day
October 09, 2021McCain Foods has installed proprietary world-leading technology in the form of a Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) generator, as part of the company’s latest upgrade to its Smithton plant in Tasmania.
Potato Processor Simplot Recognizes Outstanding Tasmanian Growers
September 27, 2021Potato and vegetable growers have vied for the title of top producers as part of Simplot's Annual Grower Awards. The Awards, which have been in place since 1997, recognize the outstanding achievements of Tasmania's potato and vegetable growers during the 2020-2021 harvest.
McCain Foods Australia: 'The Wait is Over. Smile, we're back!'
May 19, 2021The much-awaited return of ‘McCain Smiles’ to Australia is here with just half the traditional cooking time. Now that’s something to smile about.