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SaltWire As we speak – Thursday, July 13, 2023 | SaltWire
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The Canadian Meals Inspection Company has detected a case of potato wart in a area in Prince County linked to earlier findings of the soil-born fungus.
The discovering is a part of an ongoing investigation into potato wart in P.E.I., which has been underway since November 2021.
The newest replace is from the interval from March 11 to June 23. Throughout that point, the CFIA collected 4,094 samples, analyzed 10,499 samples and located one case of potato wart.
In an e-mail, Greg Donald, common supervisor of the P.E.I. Potato Board, stated that solely 4 out of greater than 45,000 samples collected for the reason that begin of the investigation have contained the fungus.
He stated the newest discovering of potato wart was in the identical restricted area on the identical farm the place earlier optimistic samples have been recognized, all close to each other and associated to the 2021 detection.
Along with soil investigation, the CFIA continues inspecting merchandise that aren’t linked to the investigation, Donald famous.
“The potato trade is happy with the diligent work of the CFIA lab employees in working via the samples and sit up for the conclusion of this investigation within the coming weeks,” stated Donald.
The CFIA will publish the subsequent quarterly replace on the investigation in October.