05/23/2015 01:46 EDT | Updated 05/23/2015 01:59 EDT

Loblaws, Strang's Potatoes Recalled Over Reports Of Nails Found In Some Products


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall on some potatoes sold in Atlantic Canada after police received complaints of nails found in some products.

The agency says Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Strang's Produce Inc. are recalling several products that have been sold at stores in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The recalled products are Farmer's Market russet potatoes in five, ten and 15-pound bags, Strang's Produce potatoes in five, ten, and 15-pound bags and Strang's Chef jumbo potatoes for chips in 50-pound bags.

The RCMP in New Brunswick said in a news release Friday that two people had reported finding nails in potatoes purchased at stores in the province, while police in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. also received complaints of spuds containing nails earlier in the week.

The CFIA says no injuries have been reported in connection to what it is calling "possible food tampering with nails and needles.''

The agency says recalled products should be returned to the store or thrown out, but anyone finding metal objects in the potatoes should keep the product and contact police.

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