The U.S. Potato Institute, a joint effort of the National Potato Promotion Board and the Oregon Potato Commission, was held the week of May 22-27.
This program offers international customers of U. S. frozen potato products a first-hand look at what makes this industry so successful in America.
The team visited the Hermiston, OR, area to see the latest in technology and practices to help international development of infrastructure and distribution, important to expanding worldwide markets.
Team members visited processing plants to see the technology and practices that make the highest quality frozen potato products in the world, according to a report in the Oregon Potato Commission newsletter.
Following the tours, the team held a two-day seminar in Portland with selected presentations on the use of 21st century technology involving frozen french fries and other products, along with the NPPB's Fry Station Management seminar.