What to Know
- The golf balls may have been harvested along with the potatoes, possibly contaminating the hash browns
- No injuries have been reported, but the company says the pieces could pose a choking hazard or cause other injury if ingested
- The recall now applies to hash browns sold in 15 states and Washington, D.C.
The frozen hash brown recall that stemmed from concerns pieces of golf balls possibly found their way into the scrumptious breakfast items has been expanded to include Wegman's retail brand products.
McCain Foods USA announced the expanded recall Wednesday. The original recall, announced April 21, included Roundy's and Harris Teeter Brand Hash Browns sold in nine states and Washington, D.C. The updated announcement extends the advisory to include 28-ounce bags of Wegman's frozen O'Brien Hash Browns.
McCain says the Wegman's hash browns were distributed in stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; it has a manufacture date of Oct. 21, 2016. The company expanded the recall after getting two more consumer complaints about golf ball materials, specifically hard plastic or rubber pieces, in the food.
No other Wegman's products are affected by the recall. The affected Harris Teeter and Roundy's hash browns were sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois and Wisconsin.
No injuries have been reported, but the company says the golf ball pieces could pose a choking hazard or cause other injury to the mouth if ingested.
Anyone with questions about the recall is asked to call McCain Foods USA, Inc. at 630-857-4533.