Metal objects once again found in potatoes in Atlantic Canada

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Metal objects once again found in potatoes in Atlantic Canada
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First posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 05:48 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 06:18 PM EDT
Someone might be sabotaging spuds in Atlantic Canada again.
Police in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. say they're investigating potential food tampering after three potatoes sold at three different stores were found to have metal objects in them.
RCMP in Antigonish, N.S., received a complaint Tuesday from someone who found a nail in a potato from a bag of Farmer's Market potatoes sold at the local Atlantic Superstore.
A day later, Barrington RCMP investigated a similar complaint at a No Frills, where the manager confirmed a nail had been discovered in a Farmer's Market potato last week.
Cops in P.E.I. received a complaint Monday about an unidentified metal object in a potato and traced the spud back to the Atlantic Superstore in Montague. Mounties didn't indicate the brand of potato.
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.
There have been no reports of injuries associated with the potatoes, police said.
Police in P.E.I. investigated food-tampering after consumers found sewing needles in potatoes sold across Atlantic Canada in 2014. (RCMP Photo)

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