Real crisp success underlines consumer shift to hand-cooked crisps
Dispatches from European Sandwich and Snack show
Spotting a market opportunity ten years ago, John Mudd set out to create an alternative to mass-produced crisps, building a business that today sees 2.5 million packs of Real hand-cooked crisps sold each week in the UK.
M&S wins teacake tax row
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has won a protracted legal battle against the VAT office that had classified its marshmallow teacakes as chocolate biscuits.
Avebe launches fat-replacing potato starch for cakes
Avebe has announced two new applications in its Etenia range of potato starches, including as a means to reduce fat content in cakes by up to 30 per cent.
Chip companies settle acrylamide lawsuit
Heinz, Frito-Lay, Kettle Foods and Lance Inc have agreed to slash levels of the cancer-causing chemical acrylamide in their potato chips and French fries, settling a lawsuit against them.
Pringles are not crisps, rules UK court in VAT case
Proctor & Gamble, the maker of popular snack Pringles, is set
to save millions of euros after the UK High Court rules the product
is not a crisp.
Potato convention explores opportunities of globalisation
Improving international activities in a time of increasing
globalisation is the focus of this year's Potato Processing and
ConAgra builds bulk in potato processing
ConAgra Foods' acquisition of privately-held vegetable processor
Watts Brothers will strengthening its existing potato activities
under the Lamb Weston potato brand in North America, says the
Starch player Avebe launches novel based potato starch and creaminess enhancer for range of food applications.
Common food additives may cut acrylamide formation
Common food additives like calcium chloride and l-cysteine could
reduce the formation of acrylamide in potato chips by about 85 per
cent, according to a new study.
DSM launches fat texture replacement
Royal DSM and Avebe Food will jointly develop and market a natural
ingredient the two companies claim will act as a fat
replacer, adding creaminess and other texture
qualities to foods.
Potato nutrient analysis could spur new markets
New methods for analysing phytochemical profiles of different
potatoes could open up new markets and aid the development of new,
ultra-nutritious varieties, say ARS researchers.
EC to approve starch-rich GM potato
The European Commission has announced that it will approve BASF's
Amflora genetically modified potato to be grown in Europe, the
first authorisation for the growing of a GM crop in Europe since
Packaging alliance cuts sourcing times
Packaging firm tna has joined forces with potato snack processing
group Kiremko to broaden the remit of both firms and turn the
businesses into a single processing and packaging powerhouse -
reducing sourcing/procuring times for clients...
Spining potato peeler improves yield and quality, manufacturer claims
A new potato peeler uses a centrifugal chamber to improve product
control, which helps processors increase yield and reduce cleaning
costs, its manufacturer claims.
Kiremko and Tna link up processing and packaging lines
Kiremko and Tna have teamed up in a bid to provide complete
processing and packaging lines for the potato snack food sector.