McCain Recalls Hash Browns Because They May Contain Golf Ball Materials

Wait, what?

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In what is possibly the most bizarre food recall ever, McCain Foods is recalling some of its frozen hash browns because they may contain golf ball materials. Say what?

The recall includes:

  • Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019)
  • Harris Teeter Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 007203649020)

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These bags of frozen taters “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Apparently the golf ball materials may have been “inadvertently harvested” with potatoes used to make the hash browns.

The FDA doesn’t provide any clues as to why there were golf balls in potato fields, so I guess we’ll have to use our imaginations for that one.

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FDA

Obviously, consumers might choke on this golf ball material. Or it might cause injuries to their mouths.

The products were distributed after Jan. 19 in Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.

The FDA says you should throw these bags of hash browns away if you have them in your freezer—don’t eat them!

If you have questions, contact McCain Foods. at 630- 857-4533 (Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST).

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