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CA: Potato tampering mystery remains unsolved

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The Guardian: As the old saying goes, it’s not adversity that defines a person or group but rather how they deal with it in moving forward. That’s the perspective P.E.I.’s [Prince Edward Island, Canada’s] potato industry is taking after a nearly year-long food tampering mystery that has led to millions of dollars in upgrades, a $500,000 reward and ongoing criminal investigation.

While the investigation continues for RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police], the deadline for the reward put together by the industry and supporters was this past Saturday. Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. potato board, said farmers are holding out hope that some of the information received will lead to an eventual arrest.

RCMP began investigating incidents of sewing needles being found in potatoes sold in the Atlantic provinces, which were traced back to Linkletter Farms in Summerside.

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