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Fabcon Food Systems Agrees Alliance with Definitive Innovation
Fabcon Food Systems (FFS) has been appointed sole distributor of the Definitive Innovation range in the UK and Ireland.
Fiona Fell to stand down as AHDB Potatoes Chair
After three years in office, Fiona Fell has announced she will stand down as an AHDB Board Member and Chair of the AHDB Potato Sector Board at the end of her term in office.
UK Potato Supplier Preva Produce enters administration and is up for sale
Potato supplier Preva Produce, located in Norfolk, United Kingdom, is up for sale after 20 jobs were lost when cash pressures led to suspension of packing operation
Have you bought your potatoes for Christmas? UK potato company Branston sees demand double ijn the week for Christmas
Potato Company Branston in the United Kingdom says it will see demand for potatoes double from 150 to 300 tonnes in the week before Christmas.
London now has its first crisp restaurant: HipChips
From TIMEOUT Blog London, PotatoPro learned that London now has its first 'Crisp Restaurant'. This paradise for potato (chips) lovers is located in Soho and is called Hipchips
2016 GB potato production estimated down 5% at 5.22 million tonnes
AHDB Potatoes' first provisional estimate of total production in Great Britain for the 2016 crop year is 5.22 million tonnes, down 5% from 2015. Average yields for GB are estimated at just under 45 tonnes/ha, down 8% on last year.
Farm Frites launches its Ultimate Chip in the United Kingdom
Farm Frites has announced the arrival of the Ultimate Chip in the United Kingdom. This French fry is launched as the Dutch manufacturer of frozen and chilled potato products celebrates 25 years of operating in the UK.
Haith Group introduces high performance washer for root crops from stony soil
The new Haith Tri-Wash is a high-performance process washer for root vegetables, specifically designed for growers wanting increased efficiency where crops are lifted on soils with high stone contents.