June 4, 2009—Recently, there has been a lot of media attention and public discussion about the Idaho Fry Company's name. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) would like to share its side of the story and correct some of the misinformation that has been disseminated.
One of the IPC's primary responsibilities has been to protect its certification mark or risk losing it and the multibillion dollar revenue this industry represents to the state of Idaho every year, however, there are certain facts that are most relevant to this particular situation:
Thank you for taking the time to read the other side of the story. If you have any further questions, please contact the IPC directly.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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