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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

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.).
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 elected a new executive during 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.
PEI Potato Growers award tips on Sewing Needles in potatoes with up to 50k
The Prince Edward Island potato industry is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for recent tampering incidents involving sewing needles being embedded in fresh potatoes.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
McCain Foods workers leave PEI Borden Carleton plant for last time
It began as a trickle — people with their arms filled with personal items, leaving the McCain Foods processing plant in Borden-Carleton for the last time Wednesday — and soon it turned into a mass exodus.
Chris Hadfield digging potatoes on Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Potatoes was delighted to have Col. Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station helping to dig potatoes on Halloween morning against the backdrop of a clear blue sky and the beautiful West River.
Market for Prince Edward Island Potatoes holding strong despite needle-scare
The market for Prince Edward Island potatoes is holding strong despite the recent reports from six Atlantic Canadian locations of needles found in potato shipments from an Island grower.