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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

PEI Potato Board: Alex Docherty re-elected as Chairman of the Board.
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive as a result of its December 16th Board of Directors meeting.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board Denounces Elimination of Disinfection Services
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is very disappointed by the decision of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to completely discontinue disinfection services effective December 31st, 2015.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
PEI government ends preventative disinfection program; Potato Board blindsided.
The Prince Edward Island government is cutting funding to provincially-funded disinfection service, aimed at controlling potato ring rot.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Prince Edward Island Potato harvest almost complete
A PEI Potato Board survey last week revealed there were about 1,000 acres of potatoes left to be harvested across Prince Edward Island, mostly in central and western P.E.I.
Prince Edward Island Potatoes get new logo and packaging design
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board introduces a new logo and new packaging designs in order to further strengthen the Prince Edward Island Potatoes brand
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Security Cameras help keep Prince Edward Island Potatoes safe
The potato harvest on Prince Edward Island is now underway and many farmers have installed security cameras in their fields and around machinery due to potato tampering concerns.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
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.
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