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Asunta Thompson, NDSU associate professor of plant science, has developed a potato variety that recently was selected for McDonald's french fries: the Dakota Russet

Potato variety 'Dakota Russet' now approved for McDonald's World Famous Fries

June 19, 2022
The most recent potato variety to join the list of approved McDonald’s potato varieties is the Dakota Russet, developed at North Dakota State University by Asunta Thompson
Engineering project manager Lenard Smythe at McCain Foods (NZ) - Timaru( left) and plant manager Jordan Jurcina with wood chips that will be used to replace coal in their boilers.

McCain Foods (NZ) - Timaru is switching from coal to wood chips for its french fries

June 14, 2022
A NZD 5.6 million (about USD 3.5 million) project to eliminate CO2 emissions and reduce demand for heating fuel at McCain’s Timaru factory will soon use woodchips to make their frozen french fries.
Re-branded Rosti Stuft Spuds Showcased at Fancy Food Show

Re-branded Rosti Stuft Spuds Showcased at Fancy Food Show

June 12, 2022
Crispy Filled, Inc. is pleased to announce the re-branding of its Rösti brand of crispy filled potato products, under the new brand name, Rösti Stuft Spuds™.
McCain Foods India French Fries

McCain India Releases the Second Edition of India Sustainability Report 2021 - Together-Towards Planet-Friendly Food

June 12, 2022
In line with its sustainable strategy and alignment to the Sustainable Development Goals, McCain Food (India) launches the second edition of the India Sustainability Report 2021 titled- 'Together-Towards Planet-Friendly Food'.
McCain Continental Europe Solar Park in Strzelin, Poland June 2022

McCain Strzelin Potato Processing Plant in Poland to operate with 100 percent green electricity

June 10, 2022
On UN World Environment Day (June 5th) and McCain Sustainability Week (June 6-10), the Canadian potato processor reached a key milestone in its Planet Friendly Food Journey
From L-R: Dr Bimal Kantaria, Lawrence Omuhaka, Harry Kimtai, Ms Flora Mutahi, and Agatha Thuo during the 2nd National Agriculture Summit at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Headquarters Loresho, Nairobi. [Nanjinia Wamuswa, St

Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC

May 31, 2022
In the next two months, Kenyan potatoes will be on the menu of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). This follows an intervention by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Agriculture Sector Network (ASNET) and the American fast food chain.
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Sven Gommers (Agristo) and Maarten Buijvoets (Remmers) in front of the new cold store under construction, with the dispatch center on the left. Courtesy: © Pix4Profs / Jules van Iperen.

The highest cold store in the Benelux is being built in Tilburg, with space for 42,000 pallets of fries

May 24, 2022
It attracts quite a bit of attention, the dizzying weaving of steel, which now rises high above the other business premises on Vossenberg (Tilburg, The Netherlands).
Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia, Michael Hoey, president of the Irish Potato Federation and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue.

1,000 delegates to attend World Potato Congress in Ireland

May 17, 2022
Over 1,000 delegates and 60 guest speakers are set to attend the World Potato Congress (WPC) at the end of the month, which is being hosted in Ireland for the first time. The 11th WPC will take place from May 30 to June 2, in Dublin’s RDS.
Burger King Japan is offering dried ramen instead of French fries in its combo meals

Burger King Japan is offering dried ramen instead of French fries in its combo meals

May 16, 2022
In recent months, Japan has been rocked multiple times by a potato shortage. Some might say "rocked" is too strong a word, but how else can one describe the collective simultaneous rumbling of unsatisfied stomachs across the country
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Potato processor Snow Valley Food benefits from an efficient collaboration with TOMRA Food

May 05, 2022
Snow Valley Food is the owner of a leading frozen french fries processing industry group of companies in Asia. The parent company, Snow Valley Agricultural Development co., ltd., is a large organization that operates across the whole industrial chain in the potato industry

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