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Canada: Prince Edward Island potato industry shocked by McCain plant closure

The Island potato industry is reeling today from the announcement that McCain Foods will close its Borden-Carleton French fry facility as of October 31, 2014.  Many Island farm families have worked hard to deliver high quality potatoes to McCain Foods over the years, and growing for McCain was a major component of their farming operations. McCain has been an important player in the Prince Edward Island potato industry for several decades, as it contracted with Island growers for delivery to processing plants in New Brunswick long before it invested directly by building a plant in Borden-Carleton in 1990.   As well, McCain has purchased Island tablestock and seed potatoes for markets in Canada and around the world.

Source: www.freshplaza.com

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