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Seminars Improve U.S. Potato Processing Practices in Central America



Attachment Central American Chip-Stock Training


Central American Chip-Stock Training Photo

Technical training for potato chip processors is helping pave the way for increased usage of U.S. fresh chipping potatoes by regional manufacturers in Central America. Potatoes USA completed a series of chip-stock training seminars for four different processors during October 2017 that resulted in improvements in product selection, handling and processing. The seminars were particularly valuable in helping two brand new users of U.S. chip-stock. Funded by MAP, the seminars were held in Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica and consisted of tailored events held with purchasing, storage, R&D, and production management at each company.