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Potato ring rot has not spread: CFIA


November 16, 2010
By CBC News

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Potato ring rot has not spread: CFIA

Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials say there are still only two
confirmed cases of bacterial ring rot on two farms on P.E.I., and they are
winding down their testing.

November 12, 2010, Ottawa,
Ont – Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials say there are still only two
confirmed cases of bacterial ring rot on two farms on P.E.I., and they are
winding down their testing.

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The two confirmed cases
are on seed potato farms in eastern Queens County. Ring rot is not a threat to
human health, but the bacteria causes a ring of rot inside the potato that
eventually can destroy the entire thing.

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