Wegman’s O’Brien Hash Brown Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Wegman's O'Brien Hash Brown Recall [US]McCain Foods USA, Inc. expands its existing recall for Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns to include additional batch/lots of Hash Browns branded for Wegman’s due to suspected extraneous golf ball fragments and/or materials and consequential choking, ingestion and internal laceration hazards. FDA: http://ht.ly/nLHZ30bd3aA

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm555385.htm

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

  • Wegman’s brand Frozen O’Brien Hash Browns, sold in 28-ounce bags, manufactured on October 21, 2016, a production code date of B161021 and a UPC of 07789036523

The O’Brien Hash Browns were distributed in the states of Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia after the date of October 21, 2016.

Previously, McCain Foods USA recalled the following Hash Browns under a separate notification:

  • 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 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.

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 material, 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 injury to the mouth and GI tract.

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 Time from Monday to Sunday.

Please note: this is an expansion of an existing recall for certain batch/lots of Hash Browns produced by McCain Foods USA. To see all notifications relating to this recall, please search for “McCain” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected plastic or metal fragment contamination, please search for “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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