ConAgra officially opened an environmentally friendly sweet potato processing plant in the US on Friday (5 November).

The company’s ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston arm said the Delhi, Louisiana plant is equipped to process high-quality sweet potatoes, using “cutting-edge proprietary processing and packaging technologies”.

The plant will produce products for the Alexia grocery retail range as well as its Sweet Things foodservice line.

“The Delhi plant is the culmination of our decade-long experience with sweet potato processing technologies and product innovation,” said Lamb Weston president Jeff DeLapp.

“Today’s official grand opening ribbon cutting celebrates the past year and a half of intense planning and construction, building our most sustainable plant to date. It is a singular accomplishment and true cornerstone of our continuing leadership in the industry.”