Potatoes grown and packaged on a farm in Prince Edward Island are being recalled and RCMP are investigating after a metal object was found inserted inside a potato.
On Oct. 6, P.E.I. RCMP were informed a potato in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador had been found with a metal object inside.
The table potato is believed to have originated from Linkletter Farms, located in Summerside P.E.I.
RCMP communications officer Sgt. Leanne Butler says police are treating this as a mischief investigation involving food tampering.
Gary Linkletter, general manager of Linkletter Farms, requested the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to issue a voluntary recall of the potatoes to ensure the public is not at risk.
The RCMP major crime unit, forensic identification unit and members of the East Prince RCMP Detachment are all involved in the investigation.