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Loblaws recalling Russett potatoes from Atlantic Canada stores
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First posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 09:33 AM EDT
Loblaws is recalling two brands of potatoes from its shelves after metal objects were found in potatoes sold at three different stores in Atlantic Canada earlier this week.
The recall affects stores in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a warning against buying Farmer's Market and Strang's Produce brands of Russet Potatoes "due to possible food tampering with nails and needles." The potatoes are in 5, 10, 15 and 50 lb bags.
The agency says the recall was "triggered by an ongoing investigation into complaints of nails and needles which appear to have been inserted into potatoes."
There have been no reports of injuries associated with the potatoes, police said.
Last fall, police investigated nearly a dozen instances of sewing needles found in potatoes sold across Atlantic Canada. They suspect all the potatoes came from Linkletter Farms of Summerside, P.E.I., which voluntarily recalled its potatoes.
The needles appeared to have been "intentionally placed in the potatoes," Sgt. Leanne Butler of the RCMP said at the time.
Those cases remain unsolved.
Loblaws is recalling two brands of potatoes from its shelves after metal objects were found in potatoes sold at three different stores in Atlantic Canada earlier this week. (Courtesy Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

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