Consumer Issues
A shortage of potatoes across Europe is pushing up the cost of crisps and chips for British shoppers.
Some businesses that need a steady supply of potatoes — like fresh-cut fry shacks — are having problems sourcing their key ingredient.
A P.E.I. farmer is taking stunning images of his fields to show people where their food comes from — from a whole new aerial angle. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
May 25, 2016, Prince Edward Island – A new study linking potatoes and increased risk of high blood pressure is being viewed with caution by the P.E.I. potato board and a local nutritional scientist. | READ MORE
Dec. 1, 2015, New Glasgow, N.S. – Pictou County RCMP are investigating after a nail was found in a 20-pound bag of Country Magic white potatoes bought in a grocery store, reports CBC News. | READ MORE
Sept. 24, 2015, Halifax – Halifax Police are investigating a possible case of food tampering after a nail was found in a potato sold at a grocery store. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Sept. 24, 2015, Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island’s potato harvest is now underway and many farmers have installed security cameras in their fields and around machinery due to potato tampering concerns. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Aug. 18, 2015, Charlottetown – The deadline has passed for the $500,000 reward for information in Prince Edward Island’s potato tampering cases, but farmers are holding out hope an arrest will be made. The Guardian reports. | READ MORE
  Aug. 11, 2015, Charlottetown – The Prince Edward Island potato industry and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reminding the public that time is running out to cash in on the $500,000 reward for information in the province’s potato tampering case.
Aug. 11, 2015, Norboro, PEI – The P.E.I. Potato Board’s first social, which organizers estimated drew more than 1,500 visitors, was also a chance for farmers to say “thanks” after a trying period for an industry rocked by tampering incidents. The Journal Pioneer reports. | READ MORE
August 11, 2015 - BFGoodrich tires has announced it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Approximately 6,400 of the recalled tires were sold in the Canadian market. These tires are primarily found on commercial light trucks, as well as full-sized heavy-duty vans,…
Aug. 6, 2015, Charlottetown – Although the P.E.I. Potato Board says this year's crop looks good ahead of next month's harvesting, concerns remain about the ongoing potato tampering investigation. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Aug. 4, 2015, Summerside, PEI – Anyone looking to cash in on the $500,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the potato tampering culprits is rapidly running out. The Guardian reports. | READ MORE
July 31, 2015, Norboro, PEI – The P.E.I. potato industry is throwing a party to thank Islanders for their support this past year. The Journal Pioneer reports. | READ MORE
July 30, 2015, Clarenville, NL – 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. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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