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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

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
Potato Wart affects yield and makes potatoes unmarketable .Potato wart poses no risk to human health
Effective immediately, new requirements are in place for exporting potatoes from Prince Edward Island (PEI) to the United States (U.S.).
Friday, January 30, 2015
Cavendish Farms Plant in New Annan
Late December, Potato Processor Cavendish Farms detected again sewing needles stuck in potatoes processed at its New Annan plant on Prince Edward Island.
Gary Linkletter, general manager of Linkletter Farms
Linkletter Farms is finally back up and running after two months of being at the centre of a large-scale food tampering incident that reached across Atlantic Canada.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014