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United States Potato Stocks Up 6 percent from April 2016
The 13 major potato States held 133 million cwt of potatoes in storage April 1, 2017, up 6 percent from April 1, 2016.
McCain Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns, branded Roundy's and Harris Teeter
McCain Foods USA, Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials
Cross Agro is building the largest French fries and Potato Flakes processing factory in Nigeria and West-Africa.
Cros Agro Allied Ltd, a Nigerian agribusiness company, has announced a commitment to invest $65 million in the country’s potato sector, which includes the realization of the production of French fries and potato flakes
Aviko launches RAS Skinny Fries
Aviko launches I love Skinny Fries, a quirky new fries that appeals to young people.
Potatoes USA International Marketing Committee Meeting Overview
The Potatoes USA international marketing committee met prior to the Annual Meeting in Denver March 15 & 16. The committee heard how U.S. potato exports have grown 183% in the past 20 years and now account for close to 20% of production.
Farm Frites plans potato processing facility in Mar del Plata, Argentina
Earlier this month, Farm Frites has proposed a plan to establish a potato processing facility in Mar Del Plata, Argentina with an annual capacity of 70.000 tonnes of finished product. Most of the product is expected to be exported to Brasil through the Port of Mar del Plata.
Argentina: El embajador de Holanda destacó la llegada de Farm Frites a Mar del Plata
El embajador del Reino de los Países Bajos en la Argentina, Martin de la Beij, dijo que su país “está a favor de un acuerdo entre la Unión Europea y el Mercosur” y confirmó los anuncios de inversiones locales que las empresas holandesas hicieron el último año, entre los que se encuentra la llegada de Farm Frites al Parque Industrial de Mar del Plata.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Belgapom: Belgian Potato Processing Sector sets multiple records in 2016
According to the data of Belgapom, the Potato Processing Industry in Belgium last year not only set a record for the amount of potatoes processed, but also a record for investments in the sector, with over 300 million euro (325 million USD) invested.