/ 22 March 2023

Fry Day is on the way

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Aussie spud enthusiasts have been dealing with shortages of their favourite frozen potato products for months, but relief is finally in sight… Poor potato harvests in Oz and Kiwiland after extreme wet weather and fewer potato imports due to drought conditions in the Northern Hemisphere last year led to chip shortages in supermarkets and takeaway shops across Oz. But with potato harvests underway in Victoria, Tassie and South Oz, and chip factories working at full capacity to meet insatiable consumer demand, industry groups say supermarket freezers are set to be restocked with the potatoey good stuff in the coming weeks. But it’s not the end of the Great Potato Chip Shortage… Farmers warn another shortage could be on the horizon in 2024, with lower potato yields expected this year here and overseas. Potato lovers might want to make some room in the freezer…

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