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  • Potato crop owners advised of changes to CIPC product labels

    The Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group (PICSG) is advising crop owners of changes that will be appearing on all CIPC product labels imminently, following industry consultation. “These new label recommendations will appear in the manufacturer’s recommendation section of the label, and have been developed as part of the ‘Be CIPC Compliant’ drive to minimise residue levels and maintain the...

    3 September 2013

  • Get ready for Potato Week 2013

    Potato Week will return from 7-13 October, helping the industry grow value sales as it encourages mums to ‘trade-up’ from generic whites to named varieties. The campaign will focus on providing an ideal solution for mums, which has the potential to increase category sales of up to £5.9million. Tools to enhance its success are available to suit multiple and independent retailers, suppliers,...

    28 August 2013

  • Teamwork secures new overseas market for seed potatoes

    On-going communications with Vietnam officials by AHDB Potatoes and SASA, to discuss seed potato importation requirements, has resulted in the seal of approval for the official importation protocol between Vietnamese and GB authorities, allowing GB seed potatoes to be imported into Vietnam for the first time. Liaison with this new, Far-Eastern market has been on-going for some time. Robert Burns...

    27 August 2013

  • The sustainability debate: a win for potatoes

    Potatoes are the sustainable carbohydrate; it’s a fact. This comes as a result of new research from Cranfield University to compare the total greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) and water usage for potatoes against rival carbohydrates, rice and pasta. Environmental concerns when it comes to food production is a major issue for both the farming and manufacturing industry and that’s why AHDB Potatoes...

    23 August 2013

  • GB seed potato industry hosts first-time UK Industry Reception at Potato Europe

    Importers and growers looking to buy high health, high quality seed are warmly invited to visit AHDB Potatoes’s stand at Potato Europe (Emmeloord, The Netherlands, September 11-12, 2013). For the first time at this event, AHDB Potatoes will be hosting the UKTI-supported Industry Reception for international seed potato colleagues and contacts at the event, on Wednesday 11thSeptember at 4.00pm on...

    22 August 2013