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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

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
Outgoing Chair Gary Linkletter
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive as a result of its December 10th Board of Directors meeting. Alex Docherty of Elmwood was elected the new Chairman of the Board, succeeding Gary Linkletter, who completed four years as Chairman.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Reward Doubled for tips leading to arrest culprit sewing needles in potatoes
The reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of anyone who put sewing needles in Prince Edward Island potatoes has doubled to CAD 100.000
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Potato production grows by almost five per cent
Prince Edward Island potato production has grown by almost five per cent this year following a good growing year and successful harvest.
Sunday, December 7, 2014