Overnight, the Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, burned down.

Washington Potato Company Dehydration Plant in Warden destroyed by fire.

January 22, 2021
The Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The fire caused the immediate evacuation of about a third of nearby town of Warden (pop: 2700) for several hours due to concerns that an ammonia tank located in the plant could burst.
Red potato pulp: an innovative ingredient for gluten-free bread

Red potato pulp: an innovative ingredient for gluten-free bread

January 11, 2021
Starch-based gluten-free bread (formulations containing a mixture of corn and potato starch with hydrocolloids) are deficient in nutrients and do not contain health promoting compounds.
October – December retail potato sales in the US show continued growth

Record Retail Potato Sales in the United States continues in Q4

January 10, 2021
Record potato retail sales continued from October to December 2020, the second quarter of Potatoes USA’s marketing year 2021. All three months saw an increase in both dollar and volume sales, with the largest growth in December.
Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the US

Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the United States

December 29, 2020
There was a 5% decline in the utilization of potatoes grown in the United States during the July 2019 – June 2020 marketing year (MY20).
On its 50-year anniversary NDC Delivers Next-Generation Measurement and Process Performance with Introduction of Series 9 On-Line Food Gauge

2020: NDC's 50 year anniversary and the introduction of the Series 9 On-Line Food Gauge

December 10, 2020
NDC Technologies, a global leader in on-line and at-line process measurement and control solutions, introduces the next-generation Series 9 sensor suitable to measure
Christophe Vermeulen to become the new CEO of Belgapom and director of FVPhouse

Christophe Vermeulen to become the new CEO of Belgapom and director of FVPhouse

December 04, 2020
Belgapom has selected Christophe Vermeulen as the successor to Romain Cools as the CEO of Belgapom. He will also act as the director of FVPhouse.
US potato imports surge

US potato imports surge

November 29, 2020
US potato imports for the first quarter of the July 2020 – June 2021 marketing year were up 19% in total, according to a news release issued by Potatoes USA.
Belgapom starts its new search for a successor to Romain Cools as CEO of the Belgian potato trade and processing industry

Belgapom restarts search for a successor to Romain Cools as CEO of the Belgian potato industry association

November 02, 2020
With a new board, Belgapom starts its new search for a successor to Romain Cools as CEO of the Belgian potato trade and processing industry
Emsland Webinar: New Waxy Potato Starch Solutions for Snack Products

Emsland Webinar: New Waxy Potato Starch Solutions for Snack Products

October 27, 2020
Emsland Group’s EMWAXY® is based on high amylopectin potatoes, containing more than 99% amylopectin.
SNAC International Announces New Date for SNAXPO 2021

SNAC International Announces New Date for SNAXPO 2021

October 08, 2020
SNAC International, the leading international trade association for the snack industry, today announced SNAXPO, the most valued trade show and convention devoted exclusively to the international snacking industry, will be held August 22-24, 2021 in Charlotte.

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