Previously unknown variant of potato wart disease discovered in the Netherlands
December 22, 2020
According to a report by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), an unknown variant of wart disease was discovered in agricultural fields in the municipality of Stadskanaal in the north-east of the country.
Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island
December 01, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada.
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.
Potato wart confirmed on Prince Edward Island
September 20, 2012
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on separate farms in PEI. Potato wart poses no threat to human health or food safety. However, it is a quarantine pest that is regulated in Canada becau...
PEI testing potatoes for wart
October 16, 2007
A virus that crippled Prince Edward Island's potato industry for six months in 2000 may have returned. A single spud from a quarantined processing field near Kensington is being tested for potato wart, a disease that poses no threat to humans but leave...