Possible ‘golf ball materials’ in frozen hash browns prompts recall

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LISLE, Ill. — An Illinois food company is recalling frozen hash browns that might have pieces of golf balls in them, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

McCain Foods USA announced Friday it is voluntarily recalling Harris Teeter Brand, 2-pound bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 007203649020) and Roundy’s Brand, 2-pound bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019) because of contamination issues.

The company said the frozen hash brown products “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials” that might have been “inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product.”

No injuries have been reported, but the products might pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth, according to McCain Foods USA.

The Harris Teeter products were distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. The Roundy’s products were distributed in Illinois and Wisconsin.

The production code date is B170119 and can be found on the back of the packaging. The products being recalled were manufactured on Jan. 19.

Consumers with concerns or questions about the recall should contact McCain Foods USA at 630- 857-4533 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. MDT or visit the FDA’s website.

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