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Roundy’s and Harris Teeter frozen potato dishes recalled due to choking hazard from golf balls

By Mason White 12:31 PM April 24, 2017
Potato dishes which may contain golf balls
Potato dishes which may contain golf balls
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) Consumers are anxious after learning that their favorite potato dishes might contain an unwanted ingredient.

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

The company claimed that despite stringent supply standards, the dishes may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes that contained golf balls.

Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth.

The impacted products include Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019) and Harris Teeter Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 007203649020).

The Roundy’s products were distributed at Mariano’s, Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save supermarkets in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Harris Teeter products were distributed in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.

No other products under the respective brands are impacted by this recall. The production code date is B170119, and can be found on the back of the packaging.

Any product with a different production code date is not impacted by this recall. 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. There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product.

“Food safety remains a top priority for McCain Foods USA, Inc. and we have full confidence that all appropriate steps are being taken to protect our consumers.

“McCain is working cooperatively with the Food & Drug Administration and the respective supermarkets to ensure the affected products are removed from the marketplace,” the company said in a statement.