Healthy Living

Golf Balls In Hash Browns Prompt Food Recall

"Extraneous golf ball materials" don't belong in your breakfast.
04/23/2017 12:59pm ET

McCain Foods USA is enacting a voluntary recall of two varieties of its hash browns because the potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls.

The company said the frozen hash brown products “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,” according to an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

McCain Foods did not immediately reply to The Huffington Post to explain how golf balls were harvested with potatoes.

The impacted products include Roundy’s brand 2-pound bags of frozen Southern style hash browns and Harris Teeter brand 2-pound bags of frozen Southern style hash browns.

These hash browns may contain golf ball parts. They're being recalled.
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“Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth,” the company said in a statement.

The recall affects consumers in nine states. The Roundy’s products were distributed at supermarkets in Illinois and Wisconsin. The Harris Teeter products were distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.

The FDA noted that there have been no reported injuries related to the recalled hash browns.

The production code date is B170119, and can be found on the back of the products.