Health/Nutrition/Food Safety

Canada: Potato industry hopes to bury Prince Edward Island tampering crisis

Greg Donald is upbeat discussing the upcoming harvest, until talk turns to potato tampering. Donald, the general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, would rather the topic get buried like, well, a needle in a haystack. He is concerned further media coverage might plant nefarious ideas in a possible copycat looking to sabotage the spud industry. The damage was considerable with the report of a dozen incidents of sewing needles inserted into potatoes throughout Atlantic Canada since October 2014. Donald notes the cost of the tampering crisis hovers around $10 million. More

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