RCMP investigating nail found in Nova Scotia potato

This map shows some of the locations where metal objects were found in potatoes around Atlantic Canada. Cick on a dot to see what was found.

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Published on June 4, 2015


BERWICK - Kings District RCMP reported June 3 that it is investigating an incident of a nail found in a potato in Berwick.

At approximately 7 p.m. June 1, RCMP received a complaint from a Kings County resident that a nail had been found in a potato.

Preliminary investigation determined that the complainant had purchased two five-pound bags of Griffin Russet potatoes from Foodland in Berwick May 27.

The complainant returned the affected potato and the bags to Foodland June 1.

No one was hurt as a result of the incident, RCMP reported.

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A nail was also found in a potato salad purchased at the Woodville community barbecue May 31, police said earlier in the week.

Potatoes with metal objects in them have been reported a number of times in recent months across Atlantic Canada.

The Nova Scotia RCMP Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate the incident.

The RCMP is asking the public to please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 plus your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or respond by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca with any additional information.