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Ingredion acquires potato starch manufacturer Western Polymer
Ingredient supplier Ingredion Incorporated has acquired the operations of Western Polymer, a company focused on the production of native and modified potato starches for food and industrial applications
Peruvian farmers get help from Belgium to save traditional potato product from climate change
Three Belgian organisations, ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS help a local Peruvian agricultural cooperative and university to optimize the semi-industrial production of their traditional tuntas - white freeze-dried potatoes (Chuño)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
European interest in starch potato protein
A large delegation from the European Parliament paid a visit to Avebe's high-tech vegetable protein plant in Gasselternijveen.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Starch Europe disappointed with extension of anti-dumping duties on exports of EU potato Starch to China
Starch Europe has issued a statement on the recent decision of the Chinese Minister of Commerce to extend the anti-dumping duties on exports of EU potato starch to China for another 5 years.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The FAO Food Price Index started the new year on firmer ground
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 164.8 points in January 2019, up almost 3 points (1.8 percent) from December 2018 but still 3.7 points (2.2 percent) below the corresponding month last year.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
McCain Foods USA to close Colton frozen vegetables plant
McCain Foods USA announced the closure of its production plant in Colton, California, laying off about 100 workers. The processing facility produces roasted, caramelized and sauteed frozen fruits and vegetables.
FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) nearly unchanged in December 2018
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 161.7 points in December 2018, nearly unchanged from its November value as lower dairy and sugar quotations were largely offset by firmer cereal prices and somewhat higher prices of meat and oils.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping
Readers of The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom have been opening their weekend paper to find supplements wrapped in a compostable material made from potato starch.
Sunday, January 13, 2019