A food company has recalled hash brown packages in nine states thanks to an unintended ingredient — golf balls.
McCain Foods USA announced that is voluntarily recalling frozen hash brown products "that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials," according to a release on the Food and Drug Administration website.
The golf balls may have been "inadvertently harvested" with the potatoes used in the hash browns and pose a choking hazard, according to McCain Foods USA.
Bags of Roundy's Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns and Harris Teeter Brand has browns have been recalled from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.
The company urged consumers to throw the products away or return them to the store.
No injuries have been reported related to consumption of the hash browns, according to McCain Foods USA.
Soupsandstew, That is apparently what happened. The field was near driving range and the machines that harvested the potatoes could not distinguish between a potato and a golf ball!!
With regard to bat, apparently it was so badly decayed, they could not accurately test it for rabies, so the people who ate affected packages had to go through rabies vaccinations and that is not pleasant!!
Post by soupandstew on Apr 26, 2017 19:19:45 GMT -5
Wow! I did not know that rabies could be acquired through ingestion-thought it was only through direct saliva or blood contact like a bite. In that case, I'll change my vote to golf balls. And avoid frozen potatoes. Only bought frozen hash browns once, for a potluck casserole. Thanks for the info on this.
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Post by testkitchen45 on May 7, 2017 18:21:30 GMT -5
I love the "inadvertently harvested" comment. Is that to distinguish from the golf balls they had intentionally harvested??
How about the recall I heard about on the news last night: a gin with twice the alcohol. The newscaster even cracked, "Not sure how they found this out--I bet there's a good story w/ that!"
"If you're afraid of butter, use cream." ~~ Julia Child . . . "To take [food] back from industry & science is no small thing; indeed, in our time, cooking from scratch qualifies as subversive." ~~ Michael Pollan