Grand Forks Simplot plant to close for two weeks
April 28, 2020
The J.R. Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks has closed for two weeks, beginning on Thursday, April 23.
UK potato farmers pleased to see restrictions on Maleic Hydrazide lifted
August 01, 2019
In the United Kingdom, restrictions on the use of products containing Maleic Hydrazide (MH) - used to control volunteers and to suppress sprouting during storage - have been removed following a review by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the HSE.
Tips for keeping farm workers safe from heat stress
July 15, 2019
Heat-related illness is one of the most common maladies to befall outdoor workers, particularly in agricultural settings.
Major fire destroys snack factory of Agro Tech Foods in Unnao, Utar Pradesh
November 06, 2018
One of the snack factories of Agro Tech Foods limited, a subsidiary of Conagra Brands in India, was destroyed by fire Sunday.
Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks damaged by fire
September 23, 2018
An equipment fire at the Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks, ND late last Wednesday, forced employees to evacuate and caused an estimated USD 150.000 of damage.
Planting Late? AHDB Potatoes offers guidance to make
April 24, 2018
The weather has not been kind to potato growers in the United Kingdom. AHDB potatoes offers some helpful tips and guidance to make it a successful potato growing season nevertheless.
Farmers: Ammonia gas leak from cold storage destroys potato crop in 4 villages
January 03, 2018
An ammonia gas leak from a cold storage plant near Agra (UP, India) has caused damage to potato crops across four nearby villages, affecting some 500 farmers in the area.
Potato Farmers reminded to consider safety during the potato harvesting season
September 07, 2017
Potato Farmers are reminded to consider safety during harvest, since incidents during the potato harvesting season remain a common cause of serious and fatal injury.
Lutosa invests in Burgmetaal lifting tools to facilitate handling of VFFS bag forming shoulders
February 15, 2017
Belgian metalworking specialist Burgmetaal has installed 20 lifting systems at Lutosa to facilitate the handling and exchange of the (bag) forming shoulders for the VFFS packaging machines.
Starch Europe announces winners of 2015-2016 Safety Awards
October 26, 2016
Improving safety practices and achieving a safer working environment is a priority for all the EU starch producers. Starch Europe announces today the winners of this year’s safety awards.


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