Danish potato trader found guilty in illegal import of minitubers
February 26, 2019
Breeders Trust, the organization that defends the Plant Breeders’ Rights of 10 leading European potato breeders, won a lawsuit earlier this month against the Danish potato export and trading company Myco Seed A/S located in Give (Denmark).
December 06, 2018
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made in Washington State - and not on Hawaii - are misleading customers.
Breeders Trust 'detective work' catches seed potato company mixing in table potatoes
November 22, 2018
Earlier this month, Breeders Trust - an organisation looking after the interest of a.o. potato breeders - revealed a major fraud, concerning the switching of at least 200 tons of potatoes meant for consumption, to seed potatoes
Llevarían a Colombia ante la OMC por imposición de aranceles
November 10, 2018
El país suramericano quiere aplicar impuestos contra las papas fritas de Bélgica, Países Bajos y Alemania.
Belgapom and VAVI respond to commotion in potato sector
August 20, 2018
The warm and dry weather of recent months has caused a commotion in the potato sector in Northern Europe. This is why representatives of both the Dutch and Belgian potato sectors came together to discuss the situation and to voice their concerns.
Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather
August 14, 2018
The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) conclude that the potato production this year in North-Western Europe will be much lower than average and that quality issues will be a main challenge.
Idahoan Foods takes insurer to court over 2016 potato plant fire
July 11, 2018
Dehydrated potato manufacturer Idahoan Foods has filed lawsuit against its insurer related to a 2016 fire at the Idaho Supreme potato dehydration plant in Firth.
Where have Art's & Mary's chips been? Bankruptcy court
June 28, 2018
In what’s sure to be a disappointment to everyone who has been missing Art’s & Mary’s Homestyle Tater Chips, the Wichita company has filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
World Health Organisation wants industrially-produced trans fats banned globally
May 15, 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. Eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives.
Proposed Rule to modify local Marketing Order to impact US potato imports
May 12, 2018
USDA-AMS has proposed a rule to revise the classifications that determine the size requirements for potatoes grown in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon. The proposal would also apply to all import of long type potatoes.