A popular breakfast food has been given a recall alert by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Several brands of hash browns have a recall alert for a reason you won’t believe.
According to reports, the potatoes used to make the hash browns come from a field next to a golf course. The company discovered that golf balls from the course have landed in the field, harvested with the potatoes, and ground up with them. That’s right – your hash browns could have golf ball pieces in them.
For now, skip frozen hash browns sold in nine states under the Harris Teeter and Roundy’s brands. The potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls, according to the hash brown maker.
McCain Foods USA’s recall notice on the US Food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be “contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials” that “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,” says the notice of the voluntary recall.
The have been no reported injuries, according to the company.
McCain Foods is recalling 2-pound bags of Roundy’s Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns from Marianos,
Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save supermarkets in Illinois and Wisconsin.
It is also recalling 2-pound bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns sold 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, the company says.
McCain Foods has not responded to a request for further comment.
Here is a picture of the hash brown packaging.