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February 28, 2024 | Articles

Butter opens new location in Hungary

Recently Butter Group decided to open a branch in southern Europe, in addition to branches in The Netherlands, Poland and the UK. “We have chosen a location in Györ in Hungary, near the Austrian border. From this location, Hungarian lorry combinations will serve our customers in the southern parts of Europe”, director Cees Butter says.

February 28, 2024 | Articles

EUPPA introduces innovations

There has been a change in the Board and an amendment of the byelaws of the European Potato Processors’ Association, EUPPA, recently. Also, a new website was launched about responsible deep-frying.

February 28, 2024 | Articles

The Bruges Chips Museum is mentioned in ‘Best in Travel’

The popular Lonely Planet guide for Europe has proclaimed the Bruges Chips Museum as one of the ten ‘strangest’ food museums in the world. In the press release, the editor says that they are very impressed by the Chips Museum, also because it is housed in one of the most beautiful buildings of Bruges.

February 20, 2024 | Articles

New production hall Wifo

WIFO Anema BV from Ferwert, in the North of Holland, is currently building a new production hall of 2.700 m2.

February 20, 2024 | Articles

Manter introduces new model weigher MD14 XL

Manter International BV, the manufacturer of weighing and packaging equipment for the fruit and vegetable industry is currently renewing their complete range of weighers. A completely new model suitable for weighing large portions in one drop is the MD14 XL.

February 19, 2024 | Articles

Wageningen University is starting a study on energy saving in the storage of arable crops

The use of energy for storage products such as potatoes can be reduced considerably. This was the outcome of a recent exploratory study carried out by Wageningen University. By taking various measures, entrepreneurs can save considerably on storage costs.

February 19, 2024 | Articles

Mobile Potato mission

The potato mission of Farmer Ko Jansen and his wife Hendrieke is to sing the praises of the Dutch potato. Ko has decided that, in general, people don’t eat enough potatoes. The potato is in trouble, according to Ko, and he wants to change that. How? He goes round with his Mobile Potato to cook…

February 19, 2024 | Articles

Great mystery in the defence mechanism of plants unravelled

RLP receptors located on the outside of plant cells play an important role in plant defence. They can join forces with certain other proteins on the outside of plant cells and thus warn the plants when a fungus attacks, for example. Scientists from Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) have recently discovered this after extensive…

February 13, 2024 | News

World Potato Congress presents ins and outs 2024 congress in special webinar

This year the 12-th edition of the World Potato Congress (WPC) is going down under. To learn all ins and outs the WPC presents a webinar on February 13, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (Toronto/USA) with Dr. Nigel Crump presenting “Adelaide, Australia: Host of the 12th World Potato Congress” 

January 31, 2024 | Articles

The NAO Project Foundation appoints Erwinia researcher

As from 1 October 2013, the NAO Project Foundation has appointed Ms Jenny Fokkema (22) as researcher for the Demonstration Project and Flanking Erwinia research (DFE). This project has made a follow-up possible to the Erwinia Delta plan that was completed last year. The object of the project is to show that the introduction of…

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