See Key Technology's new VERYX Digital Sorting Platform at Fruit Logistica
November 16, 2015
Key Technology introduces the all-new VERYX™ digital sorting platform to the European food processing industry at Fruit Logistica
Security Cameras help keep Prince Edward Island Potatoes safe
September 24, 2015
The potato harvest on Prince Edward Island is now underway and many farmers have installed security cameras in their fields and around machinery due to potato tampering concerns.
VERYX™ an All-New Digital Sorting Platform by Key Technology
September 23, 2015
Key Technology introduces an all-new digital sorting platform: VERYX™
Metal object found in mashed potatoes in Halifax restaurant
September 14, 2015
The discovery of needles and nails in potatoes in a suspected case of food tampering earlier this year in Atlantic Canada have heightened the awareness of consumers and media alike. The latest case, reported by CBC Nova Scotia, is the finding of metal object in mashed potatoes in a Halifax restaurant.
Potato tampering mystery remains unsolved
August 17, 2015
The Prince Edward Island Potato Industry '... hasn't focused on the belly aching, financial or emotional challenges...' resulting from the potato tampering incidents, that are still unresolved. 'Instead food safety has continued to be the highest priority ...' says Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. potato board.
Latest metal found in potatoes likely no tampering
July 29, 2015
The most recent report of a metal object found in a bag of potatoes appears to be of a different nature than previous incidents, say RCMP and the P.E.I. Potato Board.potato bag in which watch strap pin was found
Equipment manufacturer Gillenkirch offers solution to detect metal in potatoes
July 14, 2015
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
June 30, 2015
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.
Two of the recalled products (see full list below)
May 24, 2015
Loblaw Companies Limited and Strang's Produce Inc. are voluntarily recalling certain Farmer's Market and Strang's Produce brands of Russet Potatoes from the marketplace due to possible food tampering with nails and needles.
Cavendish Farms Plant in New Annan
January 04, 2015
Late December, Potato Processor Cavendish Farms detected again sewing needles stuck in potatoes processed at its New Annan plant on Prince Edward Island.