PEI

More needles found in recalled potatoes

An examination of potatoes from a P.E.I. farm recalled due to incidents of food tampering has discovered three more sewing needles.

An examination of potatoes from a P.E.I. farm recalled due to incidents of food tampering has discovered three more sewing needles.

The potatoes, which were returned to Linkletter Farms in a voluntary recall, were examined with a metal detector.

Seven potatoes with sewing needles in them have been found by consumers around Atlantic Canada. RCMP believe the sewing needles were intentionally placed in the potatoes, which were all from Linkletter Farms. The P.E.I. potato industry has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

The tampered potatoes found by the metal detector have been sent to a forensic laboratory for analysis. There are still three pallets of recalled potatoes that will be examined in the coming days.

RCMP believe all the recalled potatoes have now been returned but they continue to ask anyone who finds any foreign metal objects in a table potato to not throw out the potato, metal object or the bag from which it was purchased, and to report the incident to police.

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