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Final countdown to make potato stores in the UK are CIPC compliant
Time is rapidly running out to make sure potato stores in the United Kingdom comply with new rules on using chlorpropham (CIPC), which require the sprout suppressant to be applied using “active recirculation” at new lower rates.
Tong expands Sales Division with new Commercial Manager
Tong Engineering, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of quality handling equipment for the vegetable and recycling industries, has announced the appointment of Ian Hodgson to the newly created role of Commercial Manager.
Farm Frites launches Extra - the newest crunch in town...
Potato grower and manufacturer Farm Frites is launching Extra – a range to satisfy the demand for crispy, coated, tasty chips with greater heat retention.
UK Supermarket Chain Morrisons buys FarmCare Carnoustie potato packing plant
UK retailer Morrisons has acquired the Carnoustie potato packing plant from Farmcare in a deal which will strengthen the supply of Scottish tubers to the supermarket chain.
McCain Foods Scarborough plans to outsource cold and dry storage needs
McCain Foods (GB) Scarborough has informed its employees it plans to outsource its cold and dry storage needs, putting 74 jobs at risk as a result of closing the current on-site storage.
KETTLE Bites adds new products to range of lower calorie baked snacks
Kettle Foods extends its successful Bites range with two new flavours, Sea Salt & Mixed Peppercorns Wholegrain Waves and Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Wholegrain Waves.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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.