Potato News from Canada
Selenium: a booster shot for late blight prevention in potatoes
February 02, 2023
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists have discovered that selenium, a micronutrient and anti-oxidant activates genes in potatoes that boosts the plant's immunity and helps in the prevention of late blight.
University of Manitoba potato storage facilities get an upgrade as governments invest
January 29, 2023
The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing CAD 98,970 (USD 74,193) through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to upgrade the University of Manitoba's Horticulture Storage Facility so it can conduct innovative potato research
Potato Processor McCain Foods releases 2022 Sustainability Report
January 26, 2023
McCain Foods Limited (McCain) released its Sustainability Report for 2022, underpinning its commitment to producing delicious, planet-friendly food
New credit facility to fuel growth Pretzel manufacturer Savor Street Foods
January 20, 2023
FrontWell Capital Partners Inc. ("FrontWell") announced the closing of a USD 7.4 million secured credit facility with Savor Street Foods Inc. ("SSF" or the "Company"), a Pennsylvania-based food manufacturer producing an array of health‐conscious pretzel snacks.
How many potatoes are in storage in Canada (Total Holdings January 11 2023) ?
January 19, 2023
Total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings on January 11, 2023 are down slightly (-0.4%) over 2022 numbers for the same period, but are still 5.84% above the 3-yr. average, mostly due to the increased size of the crop in the last two years.
As John Griffin retires, World Potato Congress announces new leadership
January 15, 2023
As John Griffin retires, World Potato Congress announces new leadership: Peter VanderZaag as President and CEO, Nora Olsen as Vice President and Brian Douglas as Director.
Peak of the Market Ltd. Celebrates Manitoba Growers and Restaurants with Potato Week 2023
January 15, 2023
Potato Week, presented by Peak of the Market Ltd., is back for a fifth year of delicious dishes featuring Manitoba-grown potatoes.
Pulsemaster welcomes Ben Lemieux to expand PEF utilization in the Americas
January 11, 2023
Pulsemaster welcomes Key Account Manager Ben Lemieux to the team to cover the Americas Region. Based in New Brunswick, Canada, Ben Lemieux joins Pulsemaster with 28 years of food processing experience.
Greater appreciation for potatoes starts with Gen Z
January 07, 2023
In 2020, HZPC Americas launched the multi-year project 'Potato Glory' together with the University of Massachusetts Dining Program (UMass) for the purpose of conducting research
FPS Food Process Solutions Opens New Corporate Headquarters
December 22, 2022
In response to its continued expansion, FPS Food Process Solutions, a global leader in turn-key freezing and cooling equipment, moves into its new corporate headquarters in Richmond, BC.