Potato News from Canada
PEI potato farmers worried excess moisture from Fiona may damage crops
September 30, 2022
Prince Edward Island (PEI) potato farmers say they are concerned excessive moisture in the fields caused by the storm Fiona may lead their produce to rot in storage - though they hope that is not the case.
Peak of the Market Announces Sales Team Changes
September 14, 2022
Peak of the Market is pleased to announce important changes to their Sales team. Dave Whitmore is adjusting his attention to provide leadership and direction for the overall business and has assumed the role of Vice President Product & Business Development.
FPS Food Process Solutions Continues Growth Expansion with Senior Appointments
August 27, 2022
FPS Food Process Solutions (“FPS”), a global leader in turn-key freezing and cooling equipment, announces internal senior appointments for continued growth expansion.
McDonald's Canada welcomes the new distinctly delicious McCrispy sandwich to roster of menu favourites
August 23, 2022
Calling all chicken enthusiasts - McDonald's Canada is welcoming its newest permanent menu item, the McCrispy®, available now at participating restaurants nationwide.
World Potato Congress Abstracts and Presentations held in Dublin now available online
August 12, 2022
Abstracts and Presentations of the 11th World Potato Congress Inc. Dublin, Ireland are now available online
McDonald's Canada and McCain Foods establish a 'Future of Potato Farming Fund' (CAD 1 million) to help improve soil health through regenerative farming practices
August 11, 2022
McDonald's Canada and McCain Foods Limited announce the 'Future of Potato Farming Fund' by investing CAD 1million in education, demonstration, and cost-sharing grants to support potato farmers
Report: Sharp rise in input costs, increased holding levels impacting planted potato acreage in Canada
August 11, 2022
Earlier this month Statistics Canada released their first estimate of potato acreage in Canada as a result of data obtained from their survey of potato growers in Canada. The 2022 potato acreage is estimated at 385,128 acres.
David Guest Joins Peak of the Market Ltd.
August 05, 2022
Peak of the Market Ltd. is proud to announce that David Guest has joined our team as Plant Manager. David is a performance driven professional with over 25 years of comprehensive management experience within food processing plant environments.
Peak of the Market Ltd. contributes CAD 100,000 toward University of Manitoba research chair in potato sustainability
July 26, 2022
Peak of the Market Ltd. is proud to announce a $100,000 contribution towards creating a Research Chair in Potato Sustainability at the University of Manitoba.
No sign of potato wart in 5,000 Prince Edward Island soil samples tested so far
July 23, 2022
With testing completed on 5,000 Prince Edward Island (PEI) soil samples collected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency from March to June no potato wart has been found.