Health/Nutrition/Food Safety

Canada: Prince Edward Island potato farmers ‘more vigilant’ about fields after tampering

signs on P.E.I. potato fieldsAlthough the Prince Edward Island Potato Board says this year’s crop looks good ahead of next month’s harvesting, concerns remain about the ongoing potato tampering investigation. Last fall, needles and other metal objects were first detected in Island potatoes from the 2014 season that were sold throughout the Atlantic region. A number of metal objects were again found in potatoes sold in the region this spring. Farmers still worry that more than half a dozen tampering cases remain unsolved. Some farmers are putting up signs in many fields encouraging people to call if they see any suspicious activity. At least 40 packing businesses and farmers have applied for government funding to help purchase metal-detection equipment. More

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