Potato Processor

Utz acquires Kitchen Cooked in snack food merger

Utz Quality Foods announced the acquisition of Illinois-based Kitchen Cooked in a snack foods merger. The acquisition includes the Kitchen Cooked bran... continue reading »

Vanmark introduces hydrocutter skid system

Vanmark has introduced a hydrocutter skid system for produce processing. The system works best for potatoes, carrots, cucumbers and peppers. Vanmar... continue reading »

Great Lakes Potato Chips uses purple potato to create hit product

Nearly three years ago, Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. owner Chris Girrbach ran into potato breeder David Douches at an event where the latter was showca... continue reading »

US potato stocks down 4%, processing numbers continue increase

Potato stocks in the U.S. are down about 4% from this time last year, reported the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Northwest Regiona... continue reading »

Potato industry leaders quiet talk of french fry shortage

Chances are you’ve seen the headlines regarding an impending french fry shortage. A story from Bloomberg, entitled “America Braces for Possible... continue reading »

Japan votes to reduce tariffs on US frozen potatoes

The Japanese parliament approved the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Dec. 4, which means tariff reduction on U.S. potatoes. The deal was negotiated earl... continue reading »

Lamb Weston debuts Waffled Hash Browns

Lamb Weston is combining two breakfast classics with its new waffled hash browns. [caption id="attachment_13353" align="alignright" width="300"] Ph... continue reading »

Sormac announces North American facility in Ohio

Vegetable and fruit processing equipment provider Sormac, a Netherlands-based firm, is expanding its U.S. footprint with a branch in Toledo, Ohio. ... continue reading »

Ryan Ellis, Idahoan Foods

Idahoan exec says packaged dried potatoes made just like they would be at home

The practice of dehydrating potatoes for later consumption started during World War II as a way to give soldiers in the field a more stable means of f... continue reading »

McCain adding $80 million specialty potato processing line at New Brunswick facility

McCain Foods will invest $80 million toward the creation of a new Formed Potato Specialty production line at its existing Grand Falls, New Brunswick f... continue reading »