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Calbee, Koike-ya halt snack production amid Japan's potato shortage

Calbee and Koike-Ya are halting production of 49 potato chip products due to potato shortages. Pic: ©iStock/gemenacom

Inclement weather has led to Japan’s smallest harvest of potatoes since 1983, prompting the country’s snack giants to stop production of several potato snacks.

Calbee UK's Japanese-inspired pea-based snacks are a healthy alternative to fried potato chips. Pic: ©iStock/NaokiKim

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