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European potato processors face looming raw material shortages

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE MARKET for processing potatoes in western Europe is looking extremely tight over the next few months, with size and quality problems, low starch content and weather-related losses affecting supplies for French fry manufacture. Meanwhile, strong demand on export markets is driving up prices for both fries and fresh potatoes, according to Ferdi Buffen of German potato firm Wilhelm Weuthen GmbH.


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