Harris Teeter & Roundy’s Hash Brown Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Harris Teeter & Roundy's Hash Brown Recall [US]McCain Foods USA, Inc. recalls certain batch/lots of Harris Teeter and Roundy’s branded Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns due to suspected extraneous golf ball fragments and consequential choking, ingestion and internal laceration hazards. FDA: http://ht.ly/l66w30b4YtF

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm554452.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Hash Browns are subject to this recall:

  • Harris Teeter brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns, sold in two (2) pound bags with a UPC of 007203649020. The Harris Teeter Hash Browns were distributed in the states of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia as well as in the District of Columbia (“DC”).
  • Roundy’s brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns, sold in two (2) pound bags with a UPC of  001115055019. The Roundy’s Hash Browns were distributed at Marianos, Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save supermarkets in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Hash Browns can be found on the Web site above.

According to the FDA, McCain Foods USA has recalled certain batch/lots of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that may have been harvested with potatoes used to make these products. Consumption of these Hash Browns, therefore, may pose a choking hazard as well as other physical injuries to the mouth and GI tract.

The recalled Hash Browns were manufactured on January 19, 2017 indicated by a production code date of “B170119”. This code can be found on the back of the packaging.

If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Hash Browns, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Hash Browns to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact McCain Foods USA at 1-630-857-4533 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Central Standard Time from Monday to Sunday.

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Please note: other food products manufactured and/or sold by this company have been recalled. To see all notifications related to McCain Foods please search for “McCain” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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Recalls Direct RIN: 8576-2017
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