McCain Foods Expands Recall of Frozen Hash Browns That Could Contain Golf Ball Pieces

Consumption of the affected hash browns may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth

McCain Foods Expands Recall of Frozen Hash Browns That Could Contain Golf Ball Pieces
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April 27, 2017

McCain Foods USA is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen hash brown products that may contain golf ball materials, specifically hard plastic or rubber pieces. The company says that the golf ball pieces may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product.

Consumption of the affected hash browns may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth. There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product, to date.

McCain Foods is taking this action as a result of two additional consumer complaints of the hard plastic or rubber pieces. The original recall issued on April, 21, 2017 that included Roundy's and Harris Teeter Brand Hash Browns has been expanded to include the Wegman's Brand 28-ounce bag of frozen O'Brien Hash Browns(UPC 07789036523).

The affected product was manufactured on October 21, 2016. The production code date that can be found on the bag is B161021. The Wegman's product was distributed in the states of Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Distribution occurred after the date of October 21, 2016.

Any Wegman's O'Brien Hash Browns product with a different production code date is not impacted by this recall. No other products under the Wegman's brand name are impacted.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Wegman's Brand O'Brien Hash Browns are urged not to consume them. The product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

McCain Food says that it is working cooperatively with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Wegman's to ensure that the affected product is removed from the marketplace.

Consumers with questions or concerns about this recall can contact McCain Foods USA by calling (630) 857-4533.