McCain Foods USA Inc. is recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials.

The company posted the recall notice with the Food and Drug Administration, stating “despite our stringent supply standards (the golf balls) may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product. Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth.”

recalled hash brownsThe recalled products are:

  • Roundy’s brand 2-pound bags of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” with the UPC number 001115055019; and
  • Harris Teeter brand, 2-pound bags of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” with the  UPC number 007203649020.

The Roundy’s products were distributed at Marianos, Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save supermarkets in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Harris Teeter products were distributed in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. Distribution occurred after Jan. 19.

The products being recalled were manufactured on Jan. 19. The production code date is B170119 and can be found on the back of the packaging. Any product with a different production code date is not impacted by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product.

“Food safety remains a top priority for McCain Foods USA Inc. and we have full confidence that all appropriate steps are being taken to protect our consumers,” according to the recall notice. “McCain is working cooperatively with the Food and Drug Administration and the respective supermarkets to ensure the affected products are removed from the marketplace.”

Consumers with concerns or questions about the recall should contact McCain Foods USA Inc. at 630- 857-4533.


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