Case Of Prince Edward Island Sewing Needle Puzzles Some

October 21, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

The Prince Edward Island sewing needle case is baffling to some. Prince Edward Island authorities are investigating sewing needles found in several potatoes at a french fry plant.

Prince Edward Island Sewing Needle

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are currently investigating a strange case on Prince Edward Island.

In the last two weeks, seven sewing needles have been found lodged in potatoes purchased from Linkletter Farms, based in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

Two of the tampered potatoes were discovered by workers in french fries on a production run at the Cavendish Farms plant in New Annan. The plant shut down production for 24 hours in order to search potatoes for foreign objects.

The other five potatoes with needles inside them were purchased at grocery stores in Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

After it was confirmed that all of the potatoes came from Linkletter Farms, the company made the wise decision to voluntarily recall their products.

Thus far, no one has been injured or fallen ill due to the metal object inserted into the potatoes. Sgt. Leanne Butler stated that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Unit are working very hard to find the culprit or culprits. The member of the RCMP said that she believes that the needles were:

“intentionally placed in the potatoes prior to the potatoes being sent to the production facility.”

She revealed that some of the potatoes, which contained sewing needless are being shipped to an outside forensic laboratory for further testing. Butler went on to ask Prince Edward Island residents to be cautious when they purchase vegetables and check for metal objects. According to The Inquisitr, she added:

“The RCMP are still encouraging anyone who finds any foreign metal objects in a table potato to please not throw out the potato, metal object or the bag from which it was purchased.”

Anyone who finds a sewing needle inside a potato, please call (902) 436-9300.

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    1. Maria D. says:

      Some people need to find other ways to use their time.


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