Consumer Issues

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, small RVs and some 3/4 and one ton pick-up trucks.

This recall, which has been reported to Transport Canada, includes eight specific commercial light truck tire sizes that were produced under the following three product names: BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season, BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 and BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A.

BFGoodrich has observed that a limited number of these tires experienced a rapid loss of air pressure due to a rupture of the sidewall in the bead area under severe usage conditions.  This can result in a potential risk of loss of vehicle control or vehicle crash.  At this time, there have been no injuries or fatalities reported.

BFGoodrich recommends consumers remove these tires as soon as possible in order to receive a similar product at no cost.

To return and replace these tires at no cost, please visit an authorized BFGoodrich dealer for assistance. To locate a BFGoodrich dealer visit www.bfgoodrichtires.ca. For questions or concerns please contact BFGoodrich Consumer Care at 1 866-424-2638 (Canada).

In Canada, the BFGoodrich tires brand is licensed to operate by Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.

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

July 20, 2015, Charlottetown – When it comes to recent potato tampering, the P.E.I. and federal agriculture ministers are in agreement: they both think it’s food terrorism. The Guardian reports. | READ MORE

July 6, 2015, Summerside, PEI – You would think people would be making a big “hub bub about it,” says Sylvia Doiron, because $500,000 is a lot of money. But there has not been much hub bub, says Doiron, only an eerie kind of quiet among folks around Summerside, P.E.I., at least when it comes to the latest half a million dollar twist in the island’s ongoing potato tampering saga.

The narrative, recall, began last October when darning needles — of the sort Doiron sells at Pins & Needles, a sewing shop on Water Street — showed up in P.E.I. spuds purchased at stores around the Atlantic provinces. The skewered potatoes were traced back to Linkletter Farms in Summerside, triggering an industry wide panic. READ MORE

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