Recalled hash browns could contain ‘extraneous golf ball materials’

Two types of frozen hash browns sold in eight states are being recalled because they could contain parts of golf balls, according to a company’s notice posted on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration site.

Let that sink in a minute.

McCain Foods USA, Inc. announced the voluntary recall on Friday, April 21, saying the potato products may be contaminated with “extraneous golf ball materials.”

While the company did not say how that could have happened, it did say the golf ball material could have been “inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product.”

The company warned of a possible choking hazard, or mouth injuries that could result from eating the contaminated product.

The affected bags are Roundy’s Brand of 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019) and Harris Teeter Brand of 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 007203649020). More details are on the FDA safety site.

The recall covers the products sold in these states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.

The products were manufactured on Jan. 19, 2017. The production code date is B170119 and can be found on the back of the packaging.

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