News On Sweet potato fries

February 28, 2012

Sweet Potato Tots introduced at Sonic

SONIC is expanding its unique Tots offering by introducing new Sweet Potato Tots to its menu for a limited time. According to data from the USDA Economic Research Service, sweet potato U.S. per capita consumption has been on the rise, even as white po...
 McCain Foods (Canada) Sweet Potato Crinkle cut Superfries
March 22, 2011

McCain Sweet Potato SuperFries on a winning streak

McCain Foods (Canada) has another good reason to celebrate the success of its Sweet Potato Superfries® varieties.
Lamb Weston sweet potato factory earns LEED platinum certification
January 21, 2011

Lamb Weston sweet potato factory earns LEED platinum certification

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston's Delhi, La., processing facility received its official Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)) Platinum certification today, awarded by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
January 21, 2011

Jim Kirkham new director at Lamb Weston's Delhi sweet potato plant

Jim Kirkham, a 15-year veteran of ConAgra Foods, has taken over as director of the company's Lamb Weston sweet potato processing plant in Delhi, Louisiana.
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December 23, 2010

McCain Foods (GB) Ltd recalls Sweet Potato with Rosemary & Garlic due to potential grit contamination

McCain Foods (GB) Ltd is recalling all batches of the Sweet Potato with Rosemary and Garlic (pack size 400g) as the product potentially contains pieces of grit that became embedded within the sweet potato during harvesting.
Sweet potato fries
November 07, 2010

Sweet Potato Processing Plant Conagra Foods Lamb Weston officially open

ConAgra Foods CEO Gary Rodkin joined Lamb Weston President Jeff DeLapp, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and others today to commemorate the grand opening of ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston’s new state-of-the art, environmentally friendly sweet potato processing plant in Delhi, Louisiana.
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October 19, 2010

Conagra Foods Lamb Weston celebrates grand opening of its sweet potato processing plant

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston® will celebrate the grand opening of its new sweet potato processing plant in northeastern Louisiana with Get Sweet.
Production in Lamb Weston sweet potato processing plant expected to start in September
August 23, 2010

Production in Lamb Weston sweet potato processing plant expected to start in September

ConAgra Foods, which began training its final group of 80 employees this week to complete its 241-person work force, should begin production at its new Lamb Weston sweet potato processing plant near Delhi in less than a month, officials said Monday.
 Sweet potato production (per capita)
May 24, 2010

Conagra tries to reengineer the sweet potato

ConAgra Foods hopes to make the sweet potato a modern-day equivalent of its stepbrother, the russet potato. In the mid-1940s, entrepreneur J. R. Simplot developed the frozen French fry, thus elevating the russet from kitchen staple to multibillion-doll...
 McCain Alternatives: Sweet Potato Crinkle Cut Chips
May 20, 2010

McCain Foods introduces sweet potato range in South Africa

The sweet potato is now available in a new frozen chip and chunk form from McCain Foods (SA) – in an appetizing orange colour not readily found as a fresh vegetable in South Africa.The new Alternatives Sweet Potato range includes the McCain Alternative...
March 16, 2010

United Kingdom: McCain splashes £1m on sweet potato campaign

McCain Foods (GB) has launched a £1m campaign to push its sweet potato product. A sweet potato sampling road show is travelling across the UK giving over 100,000 consumers the chance to taste sweet potato and pick up a coupon booklet which includes 3...
January 08, 2010

Three potato projects receive grants in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle announced that 11 agriculture innovators will share $225,500 in grants for projects that would strengthen, build or restore sectors of the Wisconsin agricultural industry.
 Lamb Weston Sweet Potato Fries
January 06, 2010

CEO Interview With ConAgra's Gary Rodkin

It’s virtually impossible to get through a grocery store without buying one of Conagra Foods brands. Hebrew National hot dogs, Healthy Choice frozen foods, Orville Redenbacher popcorn—ConAgra makes those and about 1,500 other products found at the supe...
August 05, 2009

Lamb Weston plans Sweet Potato Processing Plant in Louisiana

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston announced today plans to build a new, state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly processing plant near Delhi, Louisiana, designed primarily to process high-quality sweet potatoes from the region into fries and related product...
November 06, 2008

Demand Sweet Potato Fries 'exploding'

“This fry thing has just exploded,” said Jimmy Burch, partner in Burch Farms Inc., Faison, N.C. “We doubled the business we did last year, and last year we doubled the business we did the year before.”Also expecting to double their fry sales this year...


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