At this year’s 9th
"NAXO’S POTATO FESTIVAL" at Greek island of Naxos, which was held on the 1st
of September 2018, the hosts decided to attempt and break the World Guinness Record for the largest serving of fried potatoes by cutting and
frying more than 600 kg of potato fries.
In order to be compliant with all Guinness’s rules, a specialist within an
authority of weights and measures had to be appointed as an official expert
witness. His role was to ensure the accurate operation of the scale and its
conformity according to the demands of the attempt and certify that all
official weighing rules were met throughout the attempt. He should also
supervise and document all measurements during the attempt, as an official
Mr. Manolas representing both LOTRIČ Metrology
and Manolas Weighing Automation Company, was asked to be the official expert
witness for the attempt.
He certified the adequate
operation of the scale by performing a calibration procedure and he ensured
that all Guinness’s rules and guidelines were met in order to break the record.
Finally, more than 600kg of potato chips were fried, outmatching by far the
currently held record of 454.95 kg by an American company. All necessary
documents were collected and it is now in the judgment of the Guinness
committee to officially accept the attempt.