Potato Tampering Warning Issued [Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) issues a Suspected Food Tampering Warning for some Potatoes due to the possible presence of nails and needles, a serious health and safety hazard as well as a potential criminal offence. CFIA: http://ht.ly/NhyGU

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2015-05-21/eng/1432249577183/1432249579929

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Unspecified Potatoes from Atlantic Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns of a possible food tampering situation involving potatoes following consumer complaints where nails and needles appear to have been inserted into Potatoes.

To date, complaints have been received from Atlantic Canada.

As tampering is a criminal offense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) is leading the investigation into this matter. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is supporting the investigation.

There have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries associated with the consumption of these products. As a precaution, however, consumers should carefully check all Potatoes for foreign objects.

Anyone who finds any foreign Metal objects in a Potato is asked to refrain from throwing out the Potato, Metal Object or the bag and any identification tags related to the product. Please contact your local police so the Potatoes and related items can be passed along to the investigators.

More information will be shared as it becomes available.

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Additional information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: none given
Recalls Direct RIN: 5329-2015
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