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Burts Chips has invested £3M in a new high-speed potato frying line to meet export demand

Burts Chips invests £3M and creates new jobs

By Michael Stones

Burts Chips has boosted capacity by 20% at its Plymouth factory and created new jobs, after investing £3M in a new high-speed potato frying line to meet export demand for its products.

Laser scanner detects acrylamide precursers in chips

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Laser scanner detects acrylamide precursers in chips

By Rick Pendrous

Amid growing concern about the presence of cancer-causing acrylamide in crisps and French fries, a young scientist has developed a new laser system that scans peeled potatoes in the factory to detect toxic compounds before they reach the consumer.

Fairfields Farm has won a £100k grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural development. Founder Robert Strathern pictured

Crisp manufacturer wins £100k investment

By James Ridler

Crisp manufacturer Fairfields Farm has won a £99,978 grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), to assist with continued expansion.

The Snack, Nut and Crisp Manufacturers' Association said the results of a recent acrylamide investigation should not be looked at in isolation

Snacks sector hits back over crisp acrylamide claims

By Matt Atherton

The UK snacks manufacturers’ organisation has hit back over claims the industry was unaware of the potential risks of acrylamide, or was unwilling to take measures to reduce the levels of the cancer-causing chemical.

One in five potato crisp varieties are high in acrylamide, an investigation claimed

Crisp makers under fire for ‘carcinogenic’ acrylamide

By Matt Atherton

Premium crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has played down warnings over the cancer-causing chemical acrylamide, after an investigation revealed its ‘sweet potato lightly salted crisps’ contained almost 2.5 times the recommended EU limit for acrylamide.

A variation on ready salted

Nando's new ready salted inspired flavour

By Nicholas Robinson

Chicken restaurant chain Nandos is extending its flame-grilled Peri Peri chicken flavour portfolio of Grooves Cut potato crisps by adding a new Peri-Salted product.

The expansion at Corkers will enable the firm to produce an extra 120,000 bags of crisps a day

Corkers completes factory expansion

By Laurence Gibbons

Crisp brand Corkers has finished the expansion of its factory in Ely, Cambridgeshire and is now able to produce an extra 120,000 bags of crisps a day.

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