Suspected Food Tampering in Potatoes Packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd., Prince Edward Island
October 7, 2014 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers of a possible food tampering situation involving potatoes harvested and packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd. of Summerside, PEI.
Linkletter Farms Ltd. is voluntarily withdrawing certain products following a consumer complaint in which a metal object appears to have been inserted into a potato.
The following products have been sold in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
|Brand Name||Product||Size||UPC||Code(s) on Product|
|Market Town Co-op||Potatoes (Baker)||5 lb / 2.27 kg||0 62489 51153 8||261OLL, 267OLL, 272OLL|
|Market Town Co-op||Potatoes (Russet)||10 lb / 4.53 kg||0 62489 51110 1||261OLL, 267OLL, 272OLL, 273OLL|
|Link||Potatoes||5 lb / 2.27 kg||0 33383 45275 3|
|Link||Potatoes||10 lb / 4.53 kg||0 33383 45277 7||261OLL|
|Link||Potatoes||15 lb / 6.8 kg||0 33383 45279 1||272OLL|
|Link||Potatoes||50 lb / 22.7 kg (bag)||0 33383 45152 7||SE 29 G01, SE 30 G01|
|Link (Chef)||Potatoes||50 lb / 22.7 kg (bag)||0 33383 45490 0||SE29 G01, SE30 G01|
|Link||Potatoes||50 lb / 22.7 kg (box)|
|Carr's (Blue Stripe)||Potatoes||50 lb / 22.7 kg||0 33383 45305 7||SE18 G01, SE25 G01|
|Carr's (Brown Stripe) Paper #2||Potatoes||50 lb / 22.7 kg||033383 45305 7||SE24 G01, SE29 G01|
There have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries associated with the consumption of these products. As a precaution, consumers should carefully check potatoes for foreign objects.
As tampering is a criminal offense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is leading the investigation into this matter. The CFIA is supporting the investigation.
More information will be shared with the public as it becomes available. The CFIA will take all necessary steps to protect the safety of the Canadian food supply.
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