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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

Foodservice French fry cutter manufacturer aims at North American market
A UK company that manufactures machines that help restaurants make fresh-cut french fries is launching into the North American market with a small plant in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Potato tampering mystery remains unsolved
The Prince Edward Island Potato Industry '... hasn't focused on the belly aching, financial or emotional challenges...' resulting from the potato tampering incidents, that are still unresolved. 'Instead food safety has continued to be the highest priority ...' says Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. potato board.
Prince Edward Island Potato Farmers host PEI Potato Social
On Sunday, August 9th, 2015, the potato growers of Prince Edward Island are hosting the first ever Prince Edward Island Potato Social to thank fellow Islanders and potato-loving visitors for their support in the past year.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Latest metal found in potatoes likely no tampering
The most recent report of a metal object found in a bag of potatoes appears to be of a different nature than previous incidents, say RCMP and the P.E.I. Potato Board.potato bag in which watch strap pin was found
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Equipment manufacturer Gillenkirch offers solution to detect metal in potatoes
Equipment manufacturer GIllenkirch offers an innovative solution to the Prince Edward Island potato industry after the recent scare involving needles inserted in potatoes
Potato Industry raises Award for tips on needles in potatoes to 500.000
The potato industry in Prince Edward Island has opted to increase the value of the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the iindividual(s) responsible for the deliberate insertion of metal objects into potatoes up to $500,000 until August 15th, 2015.
Potato Field in bloom on Prince Edward Island, Canada-
The Province of Prince Edward Island is providing additional funding support of $500,000 to the Prince Edward Island potato industry, while the federal government also offers $1.5 million additional financial assistance for the purchase and installation of foreign material detection equipment.
New Prince Edward Island Potato Packaging
Prince Edward Island potato bags have received a makeover. The goal is to convince more Island potato producers to go with the industry bags rather than their own individual brands.
Courtesy: RCMP Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island RCMP Major Crime Unit responded to a potential food tampering incident on May 18, 2015, following a complaint that a metal object was found in a potato.
Potato Planting in Prince Edward Island pushed back two weeks
Potato planting season in Prince Edward Island, Canada has been pushed back by about two weeks due to the record-setting snowfall this winter and spring.