Tuesday, 22 July 2014

McCain Foods to Help Monitor Potato Crops with Drones

Global potato processor McCain Foods is using drone technology to monitor potato fields, with the help of the cameras and sensors drones use.

Next World Potato Congress to Be Hosted by China

David Thompson, President of World Potato Congress Inc., announced recently that Yanqing County, Beijing City, China has been selected as the site of the 9th International World Potato Congress to be held in July

Your Potato Europe VIP Ticket Is on Us!

As media partners of the event in Bockerode/Hanover, Germany, Potato Processing International and Potato Storage International is inviting 20 lucky readers to win a VIP tour of the fair in September 3-4.

EU Estimates a Large Potato Harvest

The potato harvest in the EU will be 4.4% larger this year than last year, MARS estimates, the European Commission's research bureau in the area of agrarian products.

Your Potato Europe VIP Ticket Is on Us!

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As media partners of the event in Bockerode/Hanover, Germany, Potato Processing International and Potato...

Pack Expo Preview: New Show Feature

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PMMI, owner and producer of Pack Expo International and the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) are bri...

Potatoes in Practice grows for growers

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With up to 1,000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), sponsored by Potato Council, is...

Atlantic Grupa Expands Its Operations with a New Brand of Potato Chips

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Atlantic Grupa has recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement concerning the segment of salty sn...

World Potato Congress Inc. Appoints Three New Directors

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David Thompson, President CEO, World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC Inc.) announced the appointment of Mr....

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Completes USD200 Million Expansion

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ConAgra Foods, Inc joined with community and civic leaders to celebrate the completed expansion of its ...

Ishida Introduces Fast Snack Packing Solution

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Ishida Europe has introduced single and twin high speed snacks packing systems, comprising either a 14-...

Ishida Reveals Ultrasonic Technology

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Ishida Europe has introduced ultrasonic technology into its Atlas range of bagmakers.

Florigo delivers 500th Steam Peeler

Florigo delivers 500th Ste...

Florigo has recently delivered its latest steam peeler technology to a large vegetable processor in Fra...

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

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

New Vertical Z Conveyor to Be Introduced at PackExpo

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Dynamic Conveyor is introducing a vertical z-style conveyo...

Lay's Launches Football-Themed Flavours

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Video  The leading potato chip brand from PepsiCo India la...

UK Ingredients Firm Targets Booming Food Market in Asia

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UK-based food coatings specialist Bowman Ingredients has a...

 Kiremko’s Sliver Remover Gets Upgraded

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The Kiremko sliver remover has undergone a major innovatio...

BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

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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

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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

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


The winners of the prestigious 2008 IGD Food Industry Awards were recently announced, highlighting achievements in a wide range of areas from sustainability, health and wellness, supply chain excellence, and outstanding performance of small businesses.
"All of the finalists show that, even in challenging times, innovation and best practice are at the forefront of the food and grocery industry. These awards recognise the best in class, and demonstrate some of the most exciting new thinking in food and grocery," Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of IGD, said.
Among the winners were:
The Co-Operative Group, which took out the Unilever Award For Social Innovation for its ‘From Farm to Fork' project. The award is presented to the company which can demonstrate that it is doing well by doing good. ‘From Farm to Fork' is now a national UK program involving Co-operative farms across the UK. The scheme brings primary schoolchildren to the farms where they are encouraged to understand the countryside, try new vegetables and learn about how crops turn into the foods they eat. 10,000 schoolchildren have now spent a day on a Co-operative farm.
Compass Group UK & Ireland claimed the John Sainsbury Award for Learning and Development - which recognises commitment to people development. The company developed ‘One Compass Welcome', a short e-learning programme for new colleagues for completion on or before their first working day. It gives colleagues an introduction to Compass and can be effective for 30,000 new colleagues per year.
The Nestlé Wellness Award, awarded to the company that has made a real impact in terms of making healthier eating and drinking choices for consumers, was won by McCain Foods. McCain developed Purely Potato, a range developed to be cooked without oil, which presents caterers with an unrestricted starchy carbohydrate choice, and also appeals to children. The range is already being used in over 1,000 schools across the UK, and is used by more than 25 Local Authorities.

 

 

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