Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson visited McCain Foods USA processing plant in Burley, Idaho. McCain Foods USA is the nation's leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products across the country. Simpson toured McCain's plant operations and met with company leadership to discuss ongoing issues related to supply chain disruptions.
"It was a pleasure to be hosted by McCain Foods today and I appreciate the time we had to discuss the significant issues impacting our agricultural supply chain," said Simpson. "Companies like McCain Foods are important to Idaho's rich agricultural history, and they have been a good partner to the Burley community for over 60 years providing job opportunities and local economic investment. As Chairman of the Congressional Potato Caucus, I look forward to working with McCain Foods and others to address the needs of our food processors and growers."
While policies related to agricultural supply chain are negotiated on a federal level, it's local businesses and communities that are directly impacted by these decisions. Simpson's visit to the McCain Foods Burley processing plant was an important opportunity to see firsthand the issues impacting Idaho's businesses.
"It was an honor to host Representative Simpson at our Burley plant that has been operating for over six decades," said Joseph Henriksen, Plant Manager at McCain Foods USA. "As the largest plant McCain Foods operates, our Burley team of over 700 produces delicious french fries and other tasty, battered products from world-famous Idaho potatoes. With integrity, pride and teamwork, we safely support the future of our families, our company, our planet, and our consumers throughout the world. We are grateful for the opportunity to discuss the plant's operations, McCain's ongoing commitment to sustainability and the supply challenges around the country. We thank Representative Simpson for a productive visit and look forward to continue working with him and his office."