Employee at Halifax grocery store finds nail in recalled potato

HALIFAX – A grocery store employee sorting through a bag of recalled potatoes is the latest person to find a nail in a russet potato sold under the Farmer’s Market brand.

Police say the discovery was made at an Atlantic Superstore on Quinpool Road in Halifax.

The employee turned over the potato, nail and remaining bag of potatoes to police.

The potatoes had been recalled after consumers found other spuds with metal in them in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall on some potatoes sold in Atlantic Canada on Saturday after police received multiple complaints.

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.

There have been no injuries as a result of the incidents.