processing and packaging

Northeast potato farming operations join forces in strategic partnership

An eighth-generation Pennsylvania potato farming company has formed a strategic partnership with a fifth-generation New England potato farm. The Ma... READ MORE »

A trio of potato packages in yellow, red and blue

Packaging a-peel: Rebrand helps Little Potato Co. deliver message

A little more than a year ago, the Little Potato Co. decided a facelift was in order.  The Edmonton, Alberta-based pioneer in creamer potatoes, fo... READ MORE »

Restaurants serving up deep-fried deals for National French Fry Day

TGIF will have an added twist tomorrow. July 12 is National French Fry Day, and several national restaurant chains are giving customers reason to c... READ MORE »

Machine learning system HarvestEye helps monitor the grading of potatoes

Machine learning tool helping improve potato packing performance

A prominent Prince Edward Island potato grower has partnered with a machine learning crop insights tool to improve packing line performance. G Viss... READ MORE »

Potato salad product recalled because of hard plastic concerns

Reser’s Fine Foods is voluntarily recalling a potato salad product because of the possibility of hard plastic foreign material in the package. Su... READ MORE »

Crispy potato chips

Frito-Lay plant plans to lay off 88 workers

Layoffs at a Frito-Lay potato chip manufacturing plant in New York’s Hudson Valley will begin in August, affecting 88 on-site employees. The layo... READ MORE »

McCain investing more than $370M in French production sites

McCain Foods is investing more than $377 million in three production facilities in France to bolster its competitiveness in the French and European ma... READ MORE »

Fire destroys New Brunswick potato chip plant

A potato chip plant in New Brunswick, Canada, has been destroyed by a March 1 fire. No one was injured in the blaze at Covered Bridge Potato Chips,... READ MORE »

Two men face the camera, surrounded by potato plants

Discovery led by MSU researchers could reduce harmful chemicals in fried potatoes

New research at Michigan State University could lessen health concerns associated with cold-stored potatoes. Samantha Brichta details the discovery in... READ MORE »

Report: Potatoes projected to account for 35% of vegetable production by 2033

U.S. production of vegetables and pulse crops is projected to grow 4% in the next decade, with potatoes expected to account for 20% of vegetable farm ... READ MORE »

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