Potato Processor

Fledging chip maker Roots to open facility in Eastern Idaho

Fledging potato chip company Roots Chips has been approved to open a small production facility in Bingham County, Idaho. According to the Bingham ... continue reading »

McCain Foods USA to donate $75K-plus to support No Kid Hungry

McCain Foods USA announced Sept. 14 a new partnership with No Kid Hungry to help ensure children have access to healthy meals amid COVID-related schoo... continue reading »

NatureSeal sulfite-free extenders keep vegetables, fruits from browning

NatureSeal Inc. now offers a family of sulfite-free solutions to keep cut potatoes, sweet potatoes and other root vegetables fresh for up to 21 days. ... continue reading »

Washington potato processors lose $714 million from COVID effects

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the Washington potato industry by approximately $1 billion, according to a study conducted by the IMPACT... continue reading »

West Virginia Potato Chip Co. gets $250K award for energy, water improvements

The West Virginia Potato Chip Co. is getting a $250,000 boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America (REAP) program. Th... continue reading »

Newtec has long history in produce sorting, grading

When Newtec constructed the first AI-based grading machine for potatoes in 1997, it was before: WiFi was introduced Facebook.com was registere... continue reading »

Penobscot McCrum opens new Maine potato processing facility

Growing potatoes in northern Maine is nothing new to the McCrum family. However, opening North America’s newest fry processing plant during COVID... continue reading »

Produce sorting equipment data useful from processing line back to the field

Although sorting equipment is capable of collecting an incredible amount of data, most of that data goes unused. But that data can be extremely valuab... continue reading »

Potato chip industry sees boon in retail sector during COVID

A pandemic doesn’t come with many positives, but it hasn’t been bad for the potato chip industry. Unlike Western U.S. producers of russet and t... continue reading »

French fry giant Lamb Weston reports sales down 16% during fourth quarter

Lamb Weston, one of the world’s largest french fry makers, reported net sales were down 16% during the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. The pub... continue reading »