Suspected Food Tampering in Potatoes Packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd., Prince Edward Island
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers of a possible food tampering situation involving potatoes harvested and packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd. of Summerside, PEI.

Linkletter Farms Ltd. is voluntarily withdrawing certain products following a consumer complaint in which a metal object appears to have been inserted into a potato. Consumers should not consume the products described below. The following products have been sold in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Withdrawn Products:

Brand NameProductSizeUPCCode(s) on Product
Market Town Co-opPotatoes (Baker)5 lb / 2.27 kg0 62489 51153 8261OLL, 267OLL, 272OLL
Market Town
Co-op
Potatoes (Russet)10 lb / 4.53 kg0 62489 51110 1261OLL, 267OLL, 272OLL, 273OLL
LinkPotatoes5 lb / 2.27 kg0 33383 45275 3
LinkPotatoes10 lb / 4.53 kg0 33383 45277 7261OLL
LinkPotatoes15 lb / 6.8 kg0 33383 45279 1272OLL
LinkPotatoes50 lb / 22.7 kg (bag)0 33383 45152 7SE 29 G01, SE 30 G01
Link (Chef)Potatoes50 lb / 22.7 kg (bag)0 33383 45490 0SE29 G01, SE30 G01
LinkPotatoes50 lb / 22.7 kg (box)
Carr's (Blue Stripe)Potatoes50 lb / 22.7 kg0 33383 45305 7SE18 G01, SE25 G01
Carr's (Brown Stripe) Paper #2Potatoes50 lb / 22.7 kg033383 45305 7SE24 G01, SE29 G01


There have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries associated with the consumption of these products. As a precaution, consumers should carefully check potatoes for foreign objects.

As tampering is a criminal offense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is leading the investigation into this matter. The CFIA is supporting the investigation.

More information will be shared with the public as it becomes available. The CFIA will take all necessary steps to protect the safety of the Canadian food supply.
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