Thursday, 03 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

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  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

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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

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  BioSafe Systems announces the introduction of ARRET Spr...

Seed Industry Event conference tackles key industry concerns

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

Potato Council will be announcing the export figures from the record-breaking 2010/2011 season at Potato Europe (Tournai, Belgium, September 7-8).

"This year we have achieved record exports of seed potatoes," says Potato Council head of seed and export Mark Prentice. "We have already smashed through the 100,000 tonnes barrier and we haven't finished counting yet.

"Our growing reputation as world-wide suppliers of potato seed is a result of careful development of seed potatoes to ensure great results in varying climatic conditions," continues Mr Prentice. "British seed potatoes are successfully produced for fresh and processed markets in countries as diverse as Egypt, South America and Asia.

"In addition, our exporters take great pride in maintaining high quality standards, so customers come back year after year."

Anyone thinking of importing seed potatoes is encouraged to visit the Potato Council stand to discuss their requirements directly with seed growers. Also on-hand will be Potato Council experts and Scottish Government representatives from Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) who can offer impartial advice.

The high health standards enjoyed by British seed potatoes are backed by a minimum of three government inspections; two in the growing crop and a final tuber inspection that takes place after harvest.

"These robust examinations offer importers peace of mind," says Mr Prentice.

Additionally, Potato Council assists importers and exporters by working closely with the authorities in importing countries, so importers can have confidence that their high quality seed potatoes will arrive in good time.

"Our success in the export markets is mainly due to offering the different markets what they need, with timely delivery assured," says Mr Prentice. "If you would like to know how British seed potatoes could help your business, come and talk to us."

 

 

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