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Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

January 26, 2021
From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo. The annual event that kicks off the year for the industry, was brought online for the first time in response to the travel challenges imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Lamb Weston appoints John Hatto as Senior VP, Strategy and Growth

Lamb Weston appoints John Hatto as Senior VP, Strategy and Growth

January 26, 2021
Potato Processing company Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced today that John Hatto has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth, as of Jan. 25, 2021.
Potato-washing facility to pay $1,000 fine over 'regretted' waste water spill

PEI Potato washing facility fined over waste water spill

January 25, 2021
The owners of a potato facility in New Annan confirm they will not dispute a CAD 1,000 fine they received following a spill of waste water at the end of 2020.
Chile: Investigadores cosechan las primeras papas chilotas sembradas en laboratorio

Chile: Investigadores cosechan las primeras papas chilotas sembradas en laboratorio

January 25, 2021
El proyecto, apoyado por el Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Fondecyt, busca medir los beneficios de dichas variedades nativas versus las tradicionales.
Colombia: Siembra de papa puede bajar hasta 10.000 hectáreas en 2021

Colombia: Siembra de papa puede bajar hasta 10.000 hectáreas en 2021

January 25, 2021
En 2020, la papa tuvo una muy buena cosecha, sin embargo, la contracción en el consumo generó una crisis, porque no había quién la comprara en el mercado.
Potato chip company to make its home in Pownal

Maine Potato chip company 'Vintage Maine Kitchen' finds a new home in Pownal

January 24, 2021
A new potato chip manufacturing facility promises to bring changes to small, rural Pownal.
Idahoan® Declares Memphis the Mashed Potatoes Capital of America and Delivers More Than 300,000 Free Pouches

Idahoan® Declares Memphis the Mashed Potatoes Capital of America and Delivers More Than 300,000 Free Pouches

January 24, 2021
Idahoan Foods is delivering a pouch of Idahoan® Buttery Homestyle® Mashed Potatoes to more than 300,000 Memphis households this National Potato Lovers Month and will make a donation to Mid-South Food Bank later in the month.
Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Small Number of Ruffles Original Potato Chips

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Small Number of Ruffles Original Potato Chips

January 24, 2021
Frito-Lay issued a voluntary recall of a small number of 13 1/2 oz. “Party Size” bags of Ruffles Original Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients.
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.
Freezer specialist FPS Food Process Solutions Announces Strategic Senior Appointments

Freezer specialist FPS Food Process Solutions Announces Strategic Senior Appointments

January 21, 2021
Freezer specialist FPS Food Process Solutions (“FPS”), a global leader in turn-key freezing and cooling equipment, announces strategic senior appointments to ensure continued strength in the growing food processing sector.
PEI Potatoes 'Made To Enjoy'

PEI Potatoes 'Made To Enjoy'

January 20, 2021
PEI Potatoes will be on the small screen once again this year, with a brand new message and commercial. 'Made to Enjoy' is a new approach for PEI Potatoes, aimed more at the end consumer than our previous campaigns.
Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada

Webinar: 'Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges'

January 19, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and due to COVID-19, now an armchair consultant involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa.

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