McCain Foods workers leave PEI Borden Carleton plant for last time
November 03, 2014
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
October 31, 2014
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
October 26, 2014
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.
One of the earlier sewing needles discovered in a potato
October 21, 2014
Another potato has been found with a sewing needle inside, the Prince Edward Island RCMP announced yesterday. This is the seventh sewing needle discovered in a potato.
Potato Seed shipments from Prince Edward Island to the United States halted
October 21, 2014
Following the discovery of potato wart on Prince Edward Island (PEI) in August the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of temporary mitigation efforts by CFIA.
Sewing needles lodged in potatoes at Prince Edward Island french fry plant
October 16, 2014
RCMP says metal objects were intentionally placed. Police believe all affected fries at Cavendish Farms did not leave facility.
Suspected Food Tampering in Potatoes Packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd., Prince Edward Island
October 07, 2014
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers of a possible food tampering situation involving potatoes harvested and packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd. of Summerside, PEI.
Future without PEI McCain plant pondered by supplying potato farmers
October 06, 2014
Farmers who grow potatoes for McCain are wondering where their crop will go after the McCain plant on P.E.I. shuts down.
Working in partnership, the Province of Prince Edward Island, agriculture industry and local watershed group are helping to protect Island rivers and fish habitat. (L to R): Karl Smallman, Triple S Farms; Robert Irving, President of Cavendish Farms; Blaine MacPherson, Cavendish Farms; Premier Robert Ghiz; Leaman Murphy, Chair of Trout Unlimited Prince County Chapter; and John Jamieson, Federation of Agriculture.
October 06, 2014
Through a partnership with Cavendish Farms, the Province of Prince Edward Island is purchasing 96 acres of agricultural land in the Barclay Brook area to help protect Island rivers and fish habitat
9th World Potato Congress: Industry Awards Nominations Now Open
October 01, 2014
The President of the World Potato Congress (WPC) Mr David Thompson and the Chairman of the WPC Industry Awards Committee, Mr Douglas (Doug) Harley, have announced that nominations are now being called for the 2015 World Potato Congress Industry Awards.
PEI Potato Growers Are Rooted In Their Communities This Fall
September 10, 2014
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, on behalf of all Island potato growers, is proud to be rooted in our community through support of a number of exciting events this September and October.
Late blight (Phytophthora Infestans) on a potato leaf
September 07, 2014
The number of cases of a late blight (Phytophthora infestans) continues to grow on Prince Edward Island.