Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Workers flee explosive chips

`Workers at a factory making chips were evacuated two days running last week after bomb parts turned up in potatoes imported from France and Belgium, the site of battles in World War One and Two.

The Scarborough plant, owned by Canada’s McCain Foods, the world’s largest producer of frozen chips, was emptied on Friday after a worker spotted a shell tip among the potatoes as they were being cleaned for slicing.

“The police were called and the bomb squad advised a 100 metre exclusion zone should be set up,” said a McCain spokesman.

On Saturday, an entire hand grenade was discovered in the potatoes and the Yorkshire plant was evacuated again.’

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