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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

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.
Summerside Court House
A Prince Edward Island (Canada) farm operation has pleaded guilty to failing to properly rotate its potato crop in one of their fields.
Ship ready to transport PEI potatoes to Russia in 2011 (Courtesy CBC)
Tensions between Russia and Canada are having an impact on P.E.I. potato exports.
Prince Edward Island Potato tampering investigation ongoing
The investigation into a food tampering case involving sewing needles inserted into potatoes is still active, reports Prince Edward Island RCMP spokesperson, Sgt. Leanne Butler.
Chocolate Potato Cake
It’s time to celebrate Prince Edward Island Potatoes this winter, because February is PEI Potato Lovers Month in Canada!
Tuesday, February 10, 2015