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Japan Resumes Imports Of California Potatoes

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Sacramento, CA — For the first time since 1950, Japan will resume imports of fresh potatoes from the United States.

California and 13 other states have been cleared to begin shipping fresh potatoes there, as early as next month.

They´ll be used to make potato chips in Japan, which is already the largest foreign market for American frozen potatoes.

It agreed to resume imports after being assured that the US has eliminated or contained two potato-plant diseases.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh