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

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.
Australian potato company Zerella Fresh focused on consistent potato quality and high throughput

Australian potato company Zerella Fresh focused on consistent potato quality and high throughput

May 21, 2022
Zerella Fresh was founded in 1936 (Virginia, South of Australia) and is since 2009 a part of the Pye Group family. Zerella is committed to being Australia’s leading supplier and marketer of fresh produce.
Julian Ackley risks losing his farm's profit for the year if rain doesn't clear up.

West-Australian Potato farmers 'doing it for nothing' warn of mass exodus amid stagnant prices

May 06, 2022
West-Australian Potato farmers are warning that growers will walk away from the industry as cost pressures make the staple crop unviable in Australia.
They thought they had the world's largest potato. But it was no potato at all

World's largest potato? No, not a potato at all!

March 17, 2022
When is a potato not a potato? When it's a tuber of a gourd, according to Guinness World Records. A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world's largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton
Aussie potatoes mashing previous records.

Potatoes in Australia: mashing previous records

February 16, 2022
Developed by Freshlogic, the annual Horticulture Statistics Handbook includes the latest available data on 75 different categories across fruit, vegetable, nut, nursery, and cut flowers in Australia.
A Potato So Big Even Guinness World Records Doesn't Believe It.

A Potato So Big Even Guinness World Records Doesn't Believe It

January 26, 2022
Colin and Donna Craig-Brown found the questionably large potato growing in their yard in November 2021. They even named the potato Dug and submitted their surprisingly large find to Guinness World Records (via Food & Wine).
Nicole Stevens: A rising potato industry star.

Potatoes Australia Growers Profile: Nicole Stevens

October 27, 2021
Nicole Stevens traveled to Australia from the United Kingdom after completing her science and tourism management studies. Her career pathway has now diverted to horticulture.
McCain Foods Tasmania installs Pulsemaster PEF-tech innovation, reduces water use by more than 100,000 litres per day

McCain Foods Tasmania installs Pulsemaster PEF-tech innovation, reduces water use by more than 100,000 litres per day

October 09, 2021
McCain 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.
tna Robag-3e new

tna solutions advance VFFS packaging performance with the launch of tna robag 3e

September 27, 2021
Global food processing and packaging solutions specialist, tna solutions, unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system, the tna robag® 3e.
Potato Processor Simplot Recognizes Outstanding Tassie Growers

Potato Processor Simplot Recognizes Outstanding Tasmanian Growers

September 27, 2021
Potato 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.

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