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Frozen Hash Browns Recalled – Contains Golf Balls!

This may be the most bizarre food recall of the year. I know it’s early in the year so a lot can happen, but how do you even get golf ball material into food? How is that even possible? Well these hash brown recall for golf balls is mind blowing.

The product is called Southern Style Hash Browns and it’s made by McCain Foods USA. They announced a voluntary product recall of the southern style frozen hash browns due to contamination by golf ball parts.

In a filing with the FDA and public statement McCain Foods said:

“…despite our stringent supply standards (the 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.”

How in the world do you harvest golf balls with potatoes? And while we agree it could be a choking hazard, aren’t you forgetting the obvious? Eating golf calls can’t possibly be healthy for the human body or digestive system.

The good news is that no injuries have been reported and the problem was found in time. If you buy frozen hash browns you should check your packages now and make sure you don’t have the recalled products.

The recalled packages to look for are:

Roundy’s brand 2-pound bags of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” with the UPC number 001115055019


Harris Teeter brand, 2-pound bags of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” with the  UPC number 007203649020.

If you think you have contaminated product you should be able to return it to your local grocery where it was purchased for a refund. You can also call with concerns or questions about the recall to McCain Foods USA Inc. at 630- 857-4533

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