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  • ‘Poppy Box’ potato sales target smashed: £14k windfall for armed forces community

    A FRESH produce partnership have smashed their annual Poppy Appeal fundraising target – donating more than £14,000 to The Royal British Legion from sales of their signature Mint salad potatoes. Nationwide Produce PLC and Suffolk-based potato growers Three Musketeers Ltd pledged to give the armed forces community charity 50p from every box sold throughout the three-week appeal, and set an original...

    Source: Unknown

  • New resource for UK Chip Shops

    With the frying trade accounting for 12% of the GB potato crop, ensuring quality across the sector has never been more important. In a bid to help the chip shop industry keep customer satisfaction high and compete in the increasingly aggressive quick service restaurant (QSR) sector, AHDB Potatoes has invested in a new online resource  The site delivers good potato management...

    25 January 2016

    Source: PotatoPro

  • McCain Foodservice Look at Potato Recipes around the World

    “How are potatoes served around the world?”. That’s the question McCain Foodservice have put to caterers, in a bid to highlight the versatility and adaptability of the humble spud as a menu item. To answer this, McCain have launched an interactive recipe map, looking at the ways potatoes and potato products are used in traditional cuisines worldwide. The map allows users to look at culinary...

    21 January 2016

    Source: McCain Foodservice

  • Award will bolster potato nematode expertise and help meet EU requirements

    A new AHDB Potatoes Fellowship Award will ensure continuity of scientific skills in combating nematodes, the levy body has said.

    12 January 2016

    Source: HortWeek

  • Survey reveals roast dinner and Fish and Chips most iconic British meals

    According to detailed survey, the 'Britishness Audit', traditional British roast dinner with roast beef, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings is the most iconic thing about Britain, followed in close second by national favourite Fish and Chips.

    8 January 2016

    Source: Daily Mail