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“Making the European Potato Trade great again! (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s true!)”
Under the provocative slogan 'Making the European Potato Trade great again! (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s true!)', the Europatat Congress 2017 will focus on two major current issues for the potato sector: plant health and trade.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Brazil introduces anti-dumping duty for frozen potatoes from Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands
Last week the Brazilian Government has decided to impose an anti-dumping duty on frozen potatoes (tariff code 2004.10.00; mostly frozen french fries) imported from Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands. The level and duration of the anti-dumping duties are not yet published.
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.
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.
Bob Evans Foods agrees to buy the Pineland Farms Potato Company in Maine
Pineland Farms Potato Company, Inc. (PFPC), located in Mars Hill, Maine confirmed the signing of a Stock Purchase Agreement with Bob Evans Foods (BEF)
Bob Evans Farms transforms itself from a restaurant chain to a food manufacturer
Earlier this week, Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) announced two transformational transactions, turning the company from predominantly a restaurant chain into a food manufacturer.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
A New Year, New - Idaho - Potato Recipes
Following an online potato recipe contest ('Fully-Loaded Idaho Potato Cook-off'), Kenmore awarded Crystal Schlueter’s unique and easy-to-make recipe for Mashed-Up Kimchi Reuben Tater Bombs with Sweet Onion & Gochujang Aioli the grand prize.
Potato Expo 2017 Sees Success as Growers Network and Learn
Potato Expo 2017, held January 4-6 in the city of San Francisco, featured one of the highest number of attendees and exhibitors, the second annual Spud Nation Throwdown Chef Cook-Off, and optimism over the future of the potato industry.
US Potato Growers Select 2017 National Potato Council Leadership
At the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2017 Annual Meeting January 6-7 in San Francisco, Dwayne Weyers of Aspen Produce, LLC, in Center, Colorado, was elected to serve as NPC’s 2017 President and to lead the council’s Executive Committee.
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.