20 November 2014

ConAgra Opens Potato Processing Plant in China

Omaha, Neb. – 20 November 2014 - ConAgra Foods, Inc. has opened its Lamb Weston potato processing facility in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia. The facility is ConAgra Foods’ first plant in China. ConAgra Foods acquired the facility in July of this year when it purchased TaiMei Potato Industries Limited. The facility expands Lamb Weston’s operations in a market that has growing demand for frozen potato products. 

The plant is located in one of the largest potato growing regions in China and provides Lamb Weston the ability to make frozen potato products closer to its expanding customer base and meet the growing demand for frozen potato products in Asia. Approximately 340 employees make frozen french fries for quick service restaurant and foodservice customers. The facility also produces potato flakes.

Since acquiring TaiMei, ConAgra Foods has invested in updates to the facility to meet exacting standards for employee safety, food safety and quality, bringing advanced potato planting and processing technologies to the market. The facility began production on Oct. 31.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies. Lamb Weston, a foodservice brand of ConAgra Foods, is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and other vegetable products, serving both the foodservice and retail industries across the globe.