Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Multiple honors for Dr Neil Gudmestad at World Potato Congress in Beijing

Multiple honors for Dr Neil Gudmestad at World Pot...

  North Dakota State Plant Pathologist Dr. Neil Gudmestad was honored at the World Potato Congres...

China makes global commitment to the potato

China makes global commitment to the potato

China's commitment to the potato was very publicly and internationally demonstrated when it hosted t...

The PAA held their annual meeting in Portland, USA

The PAA held their annual meeting in Portland, USA

The Potato Association of America held their 99th Annual Meeting during July 19-23, 2015 in the east...

TOMRA wins design award for its common user interface

TOMRA wins design award for its common user interface

  TOMRA’s Common User Interface (CUI), designed by TOMRA Sorting Solutions (TOMRA) and Design Partners...

TOMRA Sorting Food signs new contracts at World Potato Congress

TOMRA Sorting Food signs new contracts at World Potato ...

  TOMRA Sorting Food has welcomed two new Chinese customers into the fold during a signing ceremony at...

The constant changes in Asian potato chips

The constant changes in Asian potato chips

  Over the last four centuries, the potato has come a long way from the American Andes. Since its cult...

Alternative processing technologies on program at PROCESS EXPO

Alternative processing technologies on program at PROCE...

  The Food Processing Suppliers Association has released the details of four sessions of the education...

The sharp edge of the job

The sharp edge of the job

  Product perfection starts before the processing. It is maintained in the processing plant but only e...

Efficient drying pays off

Efficient drying pays off

  When it comes to drying potatoes, regardless of the type of end product one may have in mind, there ...

McCain Australia has new range of frozen potato wedges

McCain Australia has...

  McCain Australia has recently launched the new wedges ‘...

Tolsma-Grisnich and Kiremko, partnership for a new plant in China

Tolsma-Grisnich and ...

  Strategic partners Tolsma-Grisnich and Kiremko recently...

Utz Quality Foods launches Specialty Division

Utz Quality Foods la...

Utz Quality Foods, Inc. has recently announced the culmina...

Potatoes are back on WIC, a nutritional program for women, infants and children in USA

Potatoes are back on...

The National Potato Council (NPC) from USA succeeded to put ...

Exclusive interview with the director of Urschel Laboratories, Inc: The Urschel team is a very strong one

Exclusive interview ...

What began with one man's invention more than 100 years ago ...

4th Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode Management

4th Symposium of Pot...

  The 4th Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode Management wi...

UK Potato Council says it is a record year for seed potato exports

UK Potato Council sa...

  Seed potato exports are booming, with the latest figure...

Indian Government will procure 6,600 tones of potato from farmers

Indian Government wi...

The State Government announced its decision to procure 6,6...

Company launches a new solution for potato sprouting

Company launches a n...

  BioSafe Systems announces the introduction of ARRET Spr...

Seed Industry Event conference tackles key industry concerns

Seed Industry Event ...

The recent Seed Industry Event, organized by British Potato ...

UK-based Seabrook Crisps Ltd has invested £1.5m in developing four new flavours of crisp, each with 90 per cent less salt.

The new product, called Goodbye salt, Hello flavour, will be available in Jacket potato with Mediterranean tomato & herbs; Jacket potato with tomato ketchup; Jacket potato with caramelised onion and Jacket potato with creamy butter flavours.

The range is expected to be on the shelves of major retailers by February 1.

John Tague, the expanding company's managing director, told Telegraph & Argus: "We start manufacturing on January 19. The first deliveries to customers should arrive by January 24.

"We are looking to sell 100 million bags in the first year, so it's good news for manufacturers who supply our bags, cartons, oil, flavours and potatoes, and the transport company that will be delivering it all."

A further £750,000 will be spent in targeted advertising in print media, particularly big-selling women's magazines.

"Our market research is telling us there is a whole load of consumers who want to eat crisps but with less salt.

"Majority purchasers of the new brand, which we think is unique, are likely to be female because most females do the weekly shop. So, initially, we will be targeting women and then go out to men over the next 12 months," John added.

The brains behind the new snacks is Seabrook chairman and chief executive Ken Brook-Chrispin.

He said: "The passion and commitment for accomplishing what is, quite frankly, a massive milestone in our industry, was our response to consumer demand for a reduced salt crisp with great taste.

"I'll admit, it has been no mean feat for us. We have undertaken huge amounts of development and research to finally create crisps which live up to our reputation for making the ultimate, tasty crinkle-cut crisps, while enabling the nation to continue its obsession with the humble potato snack and reduce its salt intake."

"Goodbye salt, Hello flavour represents a significant investment of more than £1.5 million. We have high hopes for this unique range in maintaining Seabrook as Britain's fastest-growing crisp brand."

 

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