McCain Foods USA announced that they are voluntarily recalling their Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns, and the reason is, um, unique.
The company’s FDA recall notice said that the hash browns “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials” that “may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes”:
McCain Foods USA, Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite our stringent supply standards 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.
The impacted products include the following: Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019) and Harris Teeter Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 007203649020).
Yes, possibly pieces of golf balls, in their hash browns. The hash browns were being sold at Harris Teeter and Roundy’s stores across nine states.
It should go without saying that if you happen to own these hash browns, you should throw them away. Or take photos to show us hash browns with golf ball pieces.