The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall on some potatoes sold in Atlantic Canada after police received complaints of nails found in some products. The agency says Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Strangs Produce Inc. are recalling several products that have been sold at stores in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.
During December of 2014, Japanese snack maker Koikeya released a line of orange-flavored potato chips. The chips proved to be a surprise hit at Japanese convenience stores, and as of June 01, 2015, Koikeya will be resurrecting the popular fruit flavor.
A group of rural Minnesotans hoping to present their concerns about McDonalds use of potato pesticides were denied entrance to the companys shareholder meeting Thursday, they said. Kathy Connell, Larry Heitkamp and Amy Mondloch of the Toxic Taters Coalition said in a news release that they had worked with a McDonalds shareholder to enter the meeting, but McDonalds security turned them away as they pulled into the Oak Brook campus.
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Potatoes launched its first ever Next Generation program at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 11 May, 2015. Fifteen high fliers, who successfully completed a robust selection process competing with applicants across all regions and market sectors, gathered for the first time. The group will complete nine comprehensive business and technical days that will run until March 2016 and will provide exposure to the whole supply chain.