Monday, 10 December 2018


Pepsico Canada and McCain Foods were pressed to make important recalls, because of Salmonella risk in potato chips, respectively golf balls materials in frozen hash brown products.

US potatoes used for processing totaled 280 million cwt, down 5% from 2014, when the figures reached 293 million cwt, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) report on potato, released in September 2016.

Lamb Weston / Meijer, a joint venture between US-based ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Netherlands-based Meijer Frozen Food, recently announced plans to invest approximately USD150 million (EUR 120 million) to expand its frozen potato facility in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands. 

Dynamic Conveyor is introducing a vertical z-style conveyor at the upcoming PackExpo, in Chicago, in November.  The DynaClean conveyor reduces the cost of ownership by offering a design that is much easier to clean than bucket conveyors.

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