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New potato definition on the boil after complaint

A complaint to trading standards officers in Scotland has led to an industry body issuing a new description of what constitutes a "new potato".

South Ayrshire Council was asked to investigate whether new potatoes were stored for long periods before sale.

It found that in some cases newly-harvested potatoes were treated and stored for up to seven months before being sold.

The Potato Council has now drawn up an industry standard definition after the council raised its concerns.

  • 12 Aug 2013