As one of the most active potato crisps processing companies in Kenya, Deepa industry (Tropical Heat) was chosen for SPIRIT Project visit on 30th June 2016. The company has wide networks and huge coverage of its products in East Africa and a number of overseas countries where it exports potato crisps and related long shelf life products. The team was warmly welcome by the marketing team and taken through safety requirements before they were taken through potato crisps processing line beginning from reception, actual processing and packaging. The team then went to a board room for question answer session. Issues on waste management and staff welfare were discussed. The processor, however, decried lack of consistent high quality raw potatoes that hinders there development and growth since they are always processing below capacity. Continuous improvement of product quality through collaboration with SPIRIT Project partners was promoted in this visit.
Dr. George Ooko Abong'