An Eye On PEI Potatoes
By Canadian Packaging; CBC.caFood 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.