Lobular Companies and Strang’s Produce are voluntarily recalling Farmer’s Market and Strang’s Produce brands of Russet Potatoes from the market because they may have been tampered with. Nails and needles were found in the potatoes. No injuries have been reported to date.
You can see the long list of products recalled, the brand names, common name, size of packages, codes on the products, and UPC numbers at the CFIA web site. You can see pictures of product labels at the CFIA web site as well. The potatoes were sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
If you do have any of these products in your home, throw them away or return to the store where you bought them for a refund. If you find a foreign material object in a potato, do not throw out the potato, metal object, the bag, and any tags attached to the product. Contact your local police so the potatoes can be turned over to investigators.
Tampering is a criminal offense, so the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are leading the investigation. The CFIA is conducted a food safety investigation.