Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Harris Teeter hash browns under recall for potential golf ball pieces

Frozen hash browns from Harris Teeter in several southern states, including North Carolina, are being recalled because golf balls were harvested with potatoes by McCain Foods. (file photo)
Frozen hash browns from Harris Teeter in several southern states, including Virginia, are being recalled because golf balls were harvested with potatoes by McCain Foods. (file photo)

McCain Foods USA Inc. announced Monday it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with pieces of golf ball materials.

Among the products said to be affected are Harris Teeter frozen hash browns distributed in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.

Also affected are  browns sold in Illinois and Wisconsin under the Roundys label.

The specific recall for the southern states is for Harris Teeter brand, 2 lb. bag of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns.” The product has a universal product code of 007203649020.

McCain foods says golf balls were inadvertently harvested and may have found their way into frozen hash browns packaged for supermarket chains, including Harris Teeter in North Carolina. (Port City Daily file photo/BEN SHACHTMAN)
McCain foods says golf balls were inadvertently harvested and may have found their way into frozen hash browns packaged for supermarket chains, including Harris Teeter in Virginia. (Port City Daily file photo/BEN SHACHTMAN)

Distribution occurred after Jan. 19, 2017. No other products under the Harris Teeter or Roundys label are being recalled. 

There have been no reported injuries, but McCain notes that, “despite our stringent supply standards” golf balls 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,” a press release states. “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”

The release states that McCain is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the supermarkets to remove products from the stores.

Consumers with concerns or questions about the recall should contact McCain Foods USA, Inc. at 630- 857-4533 (Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST).

This article was published in partnership with WYDaily’s sister publication, Port City Daily. 

Related Articles

MORE FROM AUTHOR