Equipment/Technology, Processing, fries, chips

Canada: Federal and Manitoba governments invest in potato processing plant

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn have announced a new investment of nearly $380,000 for a potato processing plant in Carberry, Manitoba. The federal and Manitoba governments’ investment, provided under Manitoba’sGrowing Forward 2 Growing Value program, will be used to install new and innovative equipment at the McCain Foods Canada’s facility – a plant that processes about 430 million lb. of Manitoba-grown potatoes every year, mostly into French fries. The upgrades are expected to reduce potato and canola oil waste by 900,000 pounds and 800,000 pounds per year, respectively. More

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