Saturday, 20 September 2014

New logistics centre in Penza, Russia, to hold 15,000 tones

The construction of logistics centre has started in the Russian region Penza, new well-equipped hangars will have the capacity to hold up to 15,000 tones of potatoes all year round.

McCain Foods and DuPont India Collaborate to Empower Gujarat's Potato Farmers

McCain Foods and DuPont India are collaborating to implement the Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Farm Assurer Certification Program with McCain contract farmers.

Herbert New Sponge Dryer Removes Surface Moisture with Minimum Maintenance

Sponge and felt dryers from Herbert Engineering, the leaders in root crop handling systems, have been integrated into fresh pack plants in Britain and Europe, with excellent results both in terms of removing surface

NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the upcoming harvest could lead to a new record, even higher than 2011 when production reached an 26.8 million tons.

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks from Farmers

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks fr...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne announced in Parliament that the government was ready to purchase...

Professionals from All Over the World and Around 10,000 Visitors at Potato Europe

Professionals from All Over the World and Around 10,000...

PotatoEurope 2014 took place on 3 and 4 September on the Rittergut Bockerode estate in Springe-Mittelrod...

Great Big Idaho Truck takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Great Big Idaho Truck takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Great Big Idaho Potato Truck supports one of the most popular fundrais...

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help young farmers

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help youn...

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) announced a new partnership with Bekina at its General Ass...

NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the upcoming harvest could lead to a new ...

Head of TOMRA Sorting Food “pleased” at growth in first half of 2014

Head of TOMRA Sorting Food “pleased” at growth in first...

TOMRA Sorting Executive Vice President and Head of Sorting Dr. Volker Rehrmann advised that the sorting b...

 Vanmark introduces its new Lamina hydrocutting system

Vanmark introduces its new Lamina hydrocutting system

The Lamina hydrocutting system is designed to cut large volumes of vegetable food products such as: Fre...

Increase Packaging Efficiency with New Robag Auto-Splice

Increase Packaging Efficiency with New Robag Auto-Splic...

Global processing and packaging solutions specialist, tna, announces the launch of the new tna robagAuto-...

Ishida Europe to showcase various technologies at Cibus Tec, Italy

Ishida Europe to showcase various technologies at Cibus...

Ishida Europe exhibits on the stand of its Italian/Swiss distributor Itech at Cibus Tec, and will be show...

Potato Week 2014 to take place on October 6-12

Potato Week 2014 to ...

The dates have been set for Potato Week 2014, and running fr...

Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

Kent Crisps Announce...

AMC Foods announces the re-launch of their popular Kent Cr...

New DiversaCut 2110A Dicer on Display at SIAL in Paris

New DiversaCut 2110A...

Several Urschel cutting machines will be on display at Sal...

McDonald’s Japan Is Releasing Purple Sweet Potato McShake This Autumn

McDonald’s Japan Is ...

McDonald's Japan is rolling out a special purple sweet potat...

Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Contest Finalists Announced

Lay's Do Us A Flavo...

Lay's potato chips, one of the brands from PepsiCo (http:/...

BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

BioSafe Systems Intr...

Following research and development, BioSafe Systems offers...

Future Proofing Cheshire Potatoes

Future Proofing Ches...

Cheshire potato growers gathered at Aston Grange Farm near...

Sophisticated Potato Inspection

Sophisticated Potato...

Improvements in sorting machinery are aimed at many grower...

McCain Foods to Help Monitor Potato Crops with Drones

McCain Foods to Help...

Global potato processor McCain Foods is using drone techno...

Open Farm Sunday 2014 Review

Open Farm Sunday 201...

Farmers and their helpers celebrated this weekend the posi...

Some of the UK's most innovative packaging designers and manufacturers have entered this year's Packaging Design Challenge taking place at Pro2Pac from 13-16 March.

Five entrants will showcase their innovative concepts at the Challenge, each creating a design to fit one of three categories: Retail Ready Packaging; Food on the Go; and Luxury Food and Drink Packaging. Entries will take into account issues facing the sector today, for example environmental benefits, brand image, convenience and safety and hygiene.

Archana Sharma, Marketing Manager at Reed Exhibitions, the organisers behind Pro2Pac said: "We're delighted with the variety of entrants - who range from small, independent designers to larger, established manufacturers. The briefs we have received look extremely exciting and we encourage visitors to the show to come along and vote for their favourite ideas."

Bapco Closures and Coulthard Designs have combined forces to enter the Luxury Food and Drink Packaging category with a concept that will take a premium chocolate brand and transfer it to the consumer chocolate spread category. The entry will revolve around its innovative Bap closure Technology.

In the Food On The Go category, F8 Design will provide a practical, convenient and nutritious solution for UK music festival-goers. The shape of the product will cleverly represent the brand name and is 100% recyclable. F8 has worked in conjunction with Contact Print & Packaging (Stockport) on the carton design.

R J Johnston & Son's concept - in the same category - is an all-encompassing container whereby the contents can be eaten without the need to open separate pots. A hygienic design - it does not require any hand contact to be made with the food material prior to consumption.

Designer Alison Bateman will be showcasing her cardboard cup holder for transporting takeaway beverages, named ‘Handle-it'. The concept will allow consumers to slip a collar over a cup, rotate the handle and carry drinks away from festivals or shops with ease.

In the Retail Ready Packaging category, Sirane's ovenable and microwavable bags and pouches are ideal for serving fish and meat over the counter in-store, as they allow the consumer to choose their cut, add butter, and seal the bag using the self seal tape before taking home to cook in the bag.

Pro2Pac visitors should go to the Packaging Design Challenge zone to view concepts and vote for their favourite idea. The entry with the most votes will be crowned winner on the final day of the show.

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