Saturday, 25 March 2017

A New Theme for PotatoEurope: “Potatoes Feed and Meet the World”

A New Theme for PotatoEurope: “Potatoes Feed and M...

  With seven months still to go, 50% of the exhibition space at PotatoEurope 2017 – the trade sho...

Potato Grower Awarded with NFU’s Highest Honor

Potato Grower Awarded with NFU’s Highest Honor

  The National Farmers Union (NFU) presented Merle Anderson, Cheryl Cook, and Kent Peppler with t...

Europatat and Belgapom Prepare to “Make the European Potato Trade Great Again!”

Europatat and Belgapom Prepare to “Make the Europe...

  “Make the European Potato Trade Great Again!” (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s tr...

Global Frozen Fries Market Reaches USD19bn

Global Frozen Fries Market Reaches USD19bn

  The global frozen French fries market was worth around USD19bn in 2016 growing at a CAGR of around 3...

Belgapom: 2016 Was a Record Year for Belgian Potato Processing Sector

Belgapom: 2016 Was a Record Year for Belgian Potato Pro...

  2016 was an absolute record year for the Belgian potato procession sector, according to Belgapom, th...

Exclusive: Asian Demand Drives US Exports of French Fries in 2016

Exclusive: Asian Demand Drives US Exports of French Fri...

It appears that more and more consumers in Asian countries are getting a taste for French fries, says t...

Case Study: Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen Implements New Peeling Technology

Case Study: Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen Implements New Peeling...

  Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen, based in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the USA, included with the latest expansion of...

TOMRA Presents the Latest Sorting Machine at ProfoodTech 2017

TOMRA Presents the Latest Sorting Machine at ProfoodTec...

  TOMRA Sorting Food will showcase the TOMRA 5A, its newest potato sorter, at the new biennial process...

Key Technology Introduces Infeed and Collection Conveyors for Veryx

Key Technology Introduces Infeed and Collection Conveyo...

  Key Technology has introduced new product-specific infeed and collection conveyors for their new Ver...

Exclusive Interview: Branston - We Work to Improve Varieties and Develop Tastier Potatoes

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  Branston is now one of the biggest potato suppliers in ...

High Levels of Acrylamide for Potato Fries in Brussels

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  Fifteen percent of Brussels’ friteries surveyed selling...

Consumer Perception Regarding Potatoes Is Improving

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  A big factor influencing potato demand in the past two ...

Exports of Frozen and Fresh Potatoes Continue to Grow

Exports of Frozen an...

  U.S. exports of frozen and fresh potatoes continued to ...

NEPG Notices Reduced Crops for the Current Season

NEPG Notices Reduced...

  The scarcity of seedlings could reduce crop rises annou...

Tostitos Creates “Party Safe” Bag

Tostitos Creates “Pa...

  Tostitos created the "Party Safe" bag – a bag...

Farm Frites Could Build French Fries Plant in Kazakhstan

Farm Frites Could Bu...

  Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and Minister of Agr...

French Potato Association Considers Building a Potato Processing Facility

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    Global demand for products from processed potatoes, pa...

FSA Starts Campaign Anti-Acrylamide in Home Cooked Foods

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  Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching ‘Go for Gold’ ...

New “Focus on Potato” Webinar Rhizoctonia Canker and Black Scurf

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  The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released a new p...

First UK Deposit in Global Seed Vault

First UK Deposit in ...

  The Commonwealth Potato Collection (CPC), an invaluable...

Cool Farming Tool Proves Sustainability of Potato Culture

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  Since last autumn, the farmers and the professionals in...

Agreement on Genome-Analysis Technology

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  Monsanto Company and NRGene announced that they have re...

New Method to Capture Disease-resistant DNA for Plants

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  Scientists have developed and improved technique for ca...

New “Focus on Potato” Webcast Helps Growers Manage White Mold Infections

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McDonald’s Chooses New Potato Varieties for Fries

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Potato Growers Get Help to Fight with Late Blight Pathogen

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  The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released in Nove...

Potandon Produce Adds a New Organic Potato Supply Point

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  Potandon Produce LLC, the industry leader in fresh pota...

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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