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An Eye On PEI Potatoes

By Canadian Packaging; CBC.ca   

Food Safety Metal Detection CBC food safety Fortress Technology Phantom metal detection

After last year's tampering, metal detector systems are being used on potato farms in Prince Edward Island.

In  2014, steel needles and other sharp metallic objects were found in PEI potatoes—placed there on purpose. Luckily processing plants discovered the tampering before it impacted a consumer.

While more metallic objects were again found in potatoes earlier this year, potato farmers in PEI have taken a more proactive approach and purchased metal detection systems of their own.

For story and video, please click on the CBC story HERE.

Please note, however, that in the article, an incorrect price was reported for the pricing of metal detectors.

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Fortress PhantomFor example, the Phantom model metal detection unit manufactured by Fortress Technology—see the video within the article—sell for less than CDN $25,000.

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