What? No fries with that?
Federal statistics show potato production rose two percent last year, but the U.S. Potato Board says first quarter sales of french fries were off by more than 5% from the first quarter of 2001.
A restaurant industry consultant blames the sales dip on negative publicity surrounding fats and oils in french fries.
The Food and Drug Administration recently told food companies to begin labeling how much trans fatty acid is in their products.