Across Alberta, Taber corn is well known. However, farmers and distributors are warning customers that a crop of counterfeit corn – being marketed under the Taber name - is being sold.
“For us, it’s a little frustrating,” admits Todd Mitchell, a Taber corn distributor.
“For the farmers in Taber, I imagine it’s got to be a huge problem, because they’re selling a name that they built.”
Mitchell says he’s seen counterfeit Taber corn being sold in the Edmonton area for the last six or seven years.
“They just go to the local grocery store, pick up the corn, and go out and sell it. We’ve had people steal our signs… all kinds of things to get into the business.”
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