Beware, your morning bite of golden potatoes could be a little crunchier than expected—and not in a good way. McCain Foods has just recalled its packages of frozen hash browns in nine states for containing traces of golf balls.
That's right. According to McCain Foods USA's recall notice on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, the hash browns could be "contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials" that "may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product."
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While it may seem hard to believe that such a random object could end up in one of our favorite breakfast foods, this notice is an important word to the wise. For now, you'll want to skip these carbs from Harris Teeter and Roundy's brands, as eating them could cause serious harm to your health.
"Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth," the notice of the voluntary recall reads.
Thankfully, there have been no reported cases of injury thus far.
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Official reports confirm that McCain is recalling two-pound bags of Roundy's Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns from Marianos, Metro Market, and Pick 'n Save supermarkets in Illinois and Wisconsin. Packages of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns will also be taken off shelves in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, and Maryland.
The production code on the back of the packaging is B170119. McCain suggests throwing away or returning these packages to the place of purchase immediately.
For more information regarding this recall, visit the USDA Food and Drug Administration site to get all your questions answered.
While we're sad to see them go, we definitely won't be eating these for a while. We’re sure you can agree with us on this one.
There's been a voluntary recall of sunflower seed snacks from various brands, including Planters, because of possible listeria contamination. For the states affected, go to the FDA for info. Click here for other listeria-related food recalls.