Roundy’s and Harris Teeter Hash Brown Recall Issued Over Risk Golf Ball Pieces Were Mixed In

Frozen hash brown products sold under the Harris Teeter and Roundy’s labels are being recalled, after the manufacturer confirmed that small pieces of golf balls may have been processed along with the potatoes, posing a serious choking hazard for consumers. 

The hash borwn recall was announced by the FDA on April 21, after it was discovered that golf balls may have entered the food during the manufacturing process.

According to the manufacturing company, McCain Foods USA, Inc., the golf balls may have been inadvertently harvested while collecting harvesting potatoes for ingredients. The size and quantity of the golf balls that entered the ingredients in unknown at this time, however McCain Foods believes pieces large enough to cause choking hazards could be within the finished products.

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To date, no injuries or choking incidents have been reported and McCain Foods is working closely with the FDA and its distributers to remove the recalled products from store shelves.

The recall includes 2 lb. bags of Roundy’s band Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns with UPC code 001115055019 and Harris Teeter Brand 2 lb. bags of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns with UPC code 007203649020.

The products were manufactured by McCain Foods USA, Inc. on January 19, 2017 and were distributed for sale with production code date B170119 to Marianos, Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save Supermarkets in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. The Harris Teeter products were distributed for sale in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, and Maryland. Any products with productions dates other than January 19, 2017 are not included in the recall.

Customers are being asked to check their freezers at home and to stop consumptions of the recalled products immediately. Customers with recalled products should either discard them or return them to their place of purchase. For additional recall information customers may contact McCain Foods at 630-857-4533.


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